We are seeking expressions of interest for papers that advance the understanding of the complex bi- directional links between mental health and offending (including delinquency, bullying, aggression, drug offences, antisocial behavior, self-report offending, terrorism, official offending) across the life- course.
Issues that require attention in this complex are include, but are not limited to:
- How are victimisation, trauma, and childhood adversity implicated in the link between mental health and offending across the life-course?
- What developmental predictors are associated with dual harm (self and other-directed) trajectories?
- What are the causal mechanisms and shared aetiologies behind the association between mental health and offending at different life stages?
- Are childhood mental health markers of later offending replicable across time, context, cultures, and offense categories?
- Can early access to mental health care and substance abuse problems help to reduce onset, seriousness, and/or persistence of offending?
- How can the mental health needs of young offenders be addressed to support more positive outcomes?