A longstanding discussion has existed before and still continues to exist regarding the connection between mental violent and disorders along with other criminal behaviors. About five decade ago, there has been an accord among psychics, criminologists, and researchers with regards to any evident of associations between psychics disorders and offending remained due to the bewildering impacts of social dislocations that often go with disability and disorder. As early as the 15 century BC Socrates, the Greek philosopher, is articulated to have affirmed that a low rate of crime in Athens pointed to a low mental disorder rate in the city. Fear of violence concerning people with mental illness remains prevalent and impacts on the way society perceives and treats these individuals (Huw Williams et al., 2010).
This paper tries to find the answer to the question “Are people with mental health problems at increased risk of violent offending?” This is done through a review of the various literatures on violence and mental illness with aiming at elucidating whether there is an………
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