Researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research, using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, find little evidence that adolescent depression predicts violent crime.
Anderson, D., Cesur, R., Tekin, E., Youth Depression and Future Criminal Behavior. National Bureau of Economic Research, December 2012
Of further Interest:
STUDY: Teen Depression Isn’t Linked To Future Violent Crimes (Think Pregress)
During Gun Violence Hearing, Senator Warns Against Stigmatizing Mental Illness (Thin Progress)
Why Mental Health Professionals Are Concerned About New York’s New Gun Safety Law (Think Progress)