Mental Illness and Violent Crime
by Robert Mercado
(San Diego, CA, USA)
I was attending a class given by a "person" today who stated the following, "Whenever you hear of a cleric being killed it was more than likely done by a 'paranoid schizophrenic.'" This comment created some questions in that my first internal response was one of disagreement.
However, I needed to ask the professionals, therefore, I would ask, of the various personality disorders recorded in the DSM IV TR, from a forensic psychological perspective, who is likely to kill? Who is likely to murder?
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