Researchers look at crimes and mental illness

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YOUNG men from poor backgrounds who have committed petty crimes are the least likely to be trusted or expected to succeed, according to new research.

The new scientific research set out to establish if those with a mental illness were likely to encounter problems being forgiven and trusted if they had committed petty crimes.

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth found instead that people with a mental illness and a criminal past were more likely to be given the benefit of the doubt, but that young men from disadvantaged backgrounds but no mental illness were considered beyond redemption.

The research is published in Psychiatry Research.