Posts Tagged ‘violent crime’

By On October 30th, 2014

Study Points to Genetic Variant in Violent Criminals

New research from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden suggests there may be a link between variants in two genes and violent tendencies. The researchers found the gene variants were significantly more common in Finnish criminals convicted of repeated violent crimes when compared to those in the general population. However, don’t think the gene variant excuses…


By On June 6th, 2014

Risk Factors for Violent-Crime and Premature Death Can Also Affect Siblings of Those With Schizophrenia

Drug-use disorders, criminality, and self-hard have been associated with an increased risk for violent crime and premature death in patients with schizophrenia, but a new study suggests these factors may also be relevant for their unaffected siblings. “Therefore, a combination of population-based and targeted strategies might be necessary to reduce the substantial rates of adverse…


By On May 14th, 2014

Antipsychotic Medication Associated With Decreased Rates of Violent Crime in Patients

According to a new study published in The Lancet, prescribing antipsychotics could potentially reduce psychiatric patients’ propensity to commit violent crimes. Mood stabilizers also had a similar affect, though only in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, said lead researcher Seena Fazel and colleagues from the University of Oxford. In a press release, Fazel stated that…

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