UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date


Document Type



Health Services Research | Law and Psychology | Medical Jurisprudence | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


The implications of the interface between the criminal justice system and individuals with schizophrenia persist despite decades of research on criminalization and risk of arrest. Research exploring the broader construct of criminality has predominantly focused on individuals with severe mental illness as a collective. This study diverges from others by examining diagnoses comorbid with schizophrenia and related psychoses and their relationships with risk of arrest across a spectrum of criminal categories ranging in severity.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations


Presented at Psychiatry Research Day at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2009.



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