Major study to explore whether child abuse triggers psychopathy

Around 10,000 children and young people across the UK will take part in a major study to investigate whether being a victim of child abuse can lead to mental health problems, such as psychopathic traits.

 Young people in contact with the public law system are three times more likely to have offended than the general population.

A team from the University of Huddersfield will survey the group of children, which will include a number of young offenders, in a bid to shed light on the issue.

It said previous research among serious offenders and children has shown a link between abuse and offending exists, and wants to explore further and identify potential ways of preventing it.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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