Psychiatric Disorders and Criminality

Samuel B. Guze, Robert A. Woodruff, Paula J. Clayton

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A study of 500 psychiatric clinic patients indicated that serious crime (felony conviction) was chiefly associated with sociopathy, alcoholism, and drug dependence. Except for sexually deviant behavior leading to arrest and conviction, other psychiatric disorders are infrequently associated with felonies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-642
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 11 1974
Externally publishedYes


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