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Description

Article discusses three cases in which the defendants, all of whom were being tried for murder, were also identified as having Asperger syndrome.  In addition to analyzing the relationship between this disorder and its presence in the criminal justice system, the article identifies the need for forensic psychiatrists to gain more experience with and expertise in diagnosing these pervasive developmental disorders.

Citation

Schwartz-Watts, D. (2005). Asperger's disorder and murder. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 33, 390-393.

Publication Year

2005

Audiences

Attorneys
Psychologists

Populations

Adults

Topics

Asperger Syndrome
Characteristics
Criminal Justice System - General