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Crime Rarely Associated with Mental Illness

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The study didn’t find any predictable patterns linking criminal conduct and mental illness symptoms over time.

Two-thirds of the offenders who had committed crimes directly related to their mental illness symptoms also had committed unrelated crimes for other reasons, such as poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and substance abuse, according to the research.

No sociopaths committing crimes?

There are some but they're far rarer.

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