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Treating Criminals with Anti-Psychotic Drugs Could Prevent 1,500 Crimes a Year, Study Suggests

November 1, 2016

(The Telegraph) – Prescribing anti-psychotic medication to violent criminals when they leave prison could prevent around 1,500 serious crimes in Britain each year, a new study suggests. Although medicating prisoners on their release is controversial, the University of Oxford believes that it could dramatically cut the risk of violent offending. Researchers studied 22,275 prisoners who were released from jails in Sweden between 2005 and 2010, some of whom were prescribed drugs.

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