n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Using computerised diagnosis to determine the prevalence and incidence of psychopathology in a prison population

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The relationship between crime and psychopathology is complex and has been the focus of debate for decades. Although various previous investigations into the correlation between crime and psychological disorders have frequently been criticised on methodological grounds, researchers have nonetheless been increasingly successful in identifying methodologically acceptable relationships between crime and abnormal behaviour (Crichton 1999; Hodgins 1993; Mobley 1999).

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