Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and its Contribution in Criminal Behavior. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a mental condition whose characteristics include; developmentally unsuitable disruptive degree of attention, impulsivity and motor hyperactivity. Children diagnosed of the disorder in the United States are notably less popular, perform poorly academically and have high dropout rates than counterparts. Currently it is the commonest childhood mental disorder and it affects 3 to 7% school going children in the United States mostly boys (Howard, 2002). Based on the criteria used by the American researchers and medical practitioner the rates are on the rise in other countries.