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dc.contributor.authorTtofi, Maria M
dc.contributor.authorPiquero, Alex R
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, David P
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Tara R
dc.description.abstractAntisocial, delinquent and criminal behavior affects not only offenders and victims, but has further repercussions for the wider society. The financial impact of criminal behavior on criminal justice and health provision services is considerable. For the year 1997 it was estimated that the costs imposed by a typical career criminal were $1.3 million to $1.5 million (Cohen, 1998, p. 17). Only ten years later, Cohen and Piquero (2009, p. 46) provided updated estimates, indicating that the value of saving a high risk youth ranged from $2.6 million to $4.4 million. A notable part of estimated costs is based on effects on (as well as provision for) physical and mental health. Criminal offenders, particularly those who are involved in a long-term antisocial lifestyle, are more likely to suffer from poor physical (Piquero, Shepherd, Shepherd, & Farrington, 2011) and mental (McGee et al., 2011) health than non-offenders. Earlier research stressed the strong link between mental health and crime concurrently (Flynn, Rodway, Appleby, & Shaw, 2014) and longitudinally (Craig et al., 2018). Investigating the relationship between mental health and crime is important for understanding the complex realities of multi-problem youth, but also for devising more effective prevention and intervention strategies (Evans Cuellar, McReynolds, & Wasserman, 2006).
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Criminal Justice
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsCriminology & Penology
dc.subject.keywordsPROPENSITY SCORE
dc.subject.keywordsMONETARY VALUE
dc.titleEditorial-mental health and crime: Scientific advances and emerging issues from prospective longitudinal studies
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC3 - Articles (Letter/ Note)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTtofi, MM; Piquero, AR; Farrington, DP; McGee, TR, Editorial-mental health and crime: Scientific advances and emerging issues from prospective longitudinal studies, Journal of Criminal Justice, 2019, 62, pp. 1-2
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gro.griffith.authorMcGee, Tara Renae R.
gro.griffith.authorPiquero, Alex R.

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