project . 2012 - 2017 . Closed

Risk factors for violent crime and repeat offending in severe mental illness.

Wellcome Trust
  • Funder: Wellcome TrustProject code: 095806
  • Funded under: Population and Public Health Funder Contribution: 1,214,870 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Jan 2012
    End Date
    31 Mar 2017
Description
Interpersonal violence is among the top twenty causes of mortality and disability-adjusted living years worldwide. Severe mental illness increases the risk of violence, reflected in part by the increasing costs of forensic psychiatric and prison mental health. This project aims to clarify associations and mediators for violent crime in individuals with severe mental illness. The proposal will draw on a unique resource: Swedish national registers from 1973-2009 with high quality information on me dical diagnoses, prescriptions, crime, family associations, and socio-economic factors. A broad and comprehensive research plan will be undertaken with particular emphas...
Description
Interpersonal violence is among the top twenty causes of mortality and disability-adjusted living years worldwide. Severe mental illness increases the risk of violence, reflected in part by the increasing costs of forensic psychiatric and prison mental health. This project aims to clarify associations and mediators for violent crime in individuals with severe mental illness. The proposal will draw on a unique resource: Swedish national registers from 1973-2009 with high quality information on me dical diagnoses, prescriptions, crime, family associations, and socio-economic factors. A broad and comprehensive research plan will be undertaken with particular emphas...
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