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carlaperrone
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ediecross
Con (against)

Mental Health and Crime are related

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Started: 9/10/2018 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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carlaperrone

Pro

It is not fair to assume all criminals have a mental health issue but there is often a strong connection, Between the two. Research was conducted by The Criminology Research Council, Which showed that 13. 5 % of male and 20% of all female prisoners, Have spent time in a rehab hospitals for mental illness. Less one percent of adults are admitted into a mental hospital yearly, In the general population. Rates of mental health illness in particular depression is 3 to 5 times higher in offenders.
ediecross

Con

Mental health is an extremely vast term for the psychological disorders 1 in 4 people have. The disorders range from depression to schizophrenia but the stigma behind crime being induced by these mental health problems is not true. Research consistently shows there is no evidence that people who have mental issues are more violent, In fact studies have shown that those with mental health problems are more often the victims of violence, Not perpetrators. People who commit crimes who have a background of mental disorders should be held accountable for their actions, Having these problems are no excuse and don"t link back to the crimes committed.
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