• Teens who self-harm more likely to commit violent crime

    2 days ago - By Healio

    Adolescents who self-harmed were three times more likely to commit violent crime than those who did not, according to study findings.
    Identifying factors that increase the risk for violent crime among people who self-harm could help improve prevention strategies and interventions that decrease interpersonal violence, according to Leah S. Richmond-Rakerd, PhD, from the department of psychology and neuroscience, Duke University, and colleagues.
    “However, studies have primarily examined risk factors for self-harm among violent offenders after they become clients of the criminal justice system,”
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