Research conducted in one of the Prisons in Kenya found that some inmates had ADHD. Does this mean there is a direct connection between crime and ADHD in Kenya?
The research results indicated that; When aggression and Violence are combined with high-risk behaviors, chances are high that the person will get on the wrong side of the law. In addition, if a pre-adolescent/Adolescent is rejected and neglected due to their ADHD symptoms, they are susceptible to crime.
The impulsive nature of ADHD adolescents also predisposes them to crime since they will find it difficult to or will not try to figure out the consequence of their actions from a long-term perspective.