Mental illness and violence: Not so easy to connect the dots

Jillian Peterson, School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice assistant professor, recently published an opinion piece in the Star Tribune regarding the link between mental illness and violence. The issue, brought to the forefront recently with the Germanwings Flight 9525 tragedy, has been prominent throughout Peterson’s career and was the basis for a two-year research study aimed at understanding the link between symptoms and crime. You can read her insights at this link.