Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs
Articles

ANALYZING THE CORRELATION BETWEEN CRIME AND MENTAL ILLNESS

Published 2022-05-29

Abstract

This investigation will focus on in the aftermath of many mass shootings, the relationship between mental illness and crime has received more study and controversy. When tragedies like this occur, a greater attention is placed on mental health, which is a good thing because the link between mental illness and criminality is frequently misinterpreted. People with mental problems, it is widely assumed, are more violent and aggressive. To evaluate the association between mental illness and violence, this study poses three questions: Are people suffering from mental diseases violent? Are mentally sick people more likely to perform violent acts? Is the general population at risk?