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Abstract In an effort to understand and therefore reduce or eliminate crime studies are conducted that examine the many factors that influence or affect it One of the influences or possible influences that affect crime particularly violent crimeis mental disorder Several studies have been carried out that investigate this link which have uncovered much important information These studies as with most studies however are not without bias Things such as definition of mental disorder or abnormality are often questionable as are sample distributions There are also individual factors such as type of mental disorder and previous criminal records of subjects which can influence the results After taking these factors into account the research results when examined suggest contrary to popular belief that individuals with mental disorders are generally no more likely to commit crime than individuals without mental disorder It is a common assumption that whenever a brutal violent or senseless crime is committed it is by someone who is mentally ill or sick Blaming violent and senseless crime on mental disorders may be comforting but it is not necessarily accurate A stereotype has developed of the insane mass murderer largely due to the media however research evidence suggests that this stereotype is far from accurate Much research on the link between crime specifically to this discussion violent crime and mental disorder has been conducted however there are different factors that need to be taken into account when examining this link Definition of mental disorder is a major one along with possible uneven sample distributions Also there have been changes in mental health and criminal justice policies that have increasingly made hospitalisation restricted to those who are more socially disruptive or dangerous With these considerations in mind research evidence can be then be examined As previously stated there are many problems with the mental disorder definition The major symptom of mental disorder is abnormal behaviour however there is no strict criteria
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