Specific offences not included elsewhere

The psychiatric aspects of violence and homicide are part of the assessment of dangerousness discussed in Chapter !!...4.3. Sexual offending and arson are discussed in C.ha.píeLl1.;4.2 and CÜapíei...!!.4.:!. respectively. The following brief accounts of infanticide, maternal filicide, child abduction, and shoplifting are included because of their psychiatric associations. Caution is necessary in considering classifications of any individual type of crime. Such classifications, whether by criminologist, social scientist, or psychiatrist, are inevitably artificial and limited; they are based on one arbitrarily selected aspect of the crime, for example psychiatric disorder in the perpetrator, type of victim, method of violence, or putative motivation.

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