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NCJ Number: 91540 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Maltreatment of Adolescents - The Relationship to a Predisposition Toward Violent Behavior and Delinquency
Journal: Adolescence  Volume:18  Issue:71  Dated:(Fall 1983)  Pages:499-506
Author(s): D M Paperny; R W Deisher
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 8
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Annotation: This discussion reviews the literature concerning the association between the maltreatment, abuse and exploitation of adolescents and the predisposition to violent and other offending behavior.
Abstract: We review the importance and family dynamics of abuse which bear a relationship to antisocial behavior. The distinction is made between child abuse and adolescent abuse, and controversies regarding the sequelae of various maltreatments are discussed. Recent work in sexual abuse and its relationship to male sexual offenders and male prostitutes is detailed. Adolescents who commit various offenses or are in contact with the juvenile justice system may be or have been the victims of various forms of maltreatment and exploitation. Helping professionals caring for these youths should have an understanding of these factors and the underlying dynamics. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Abused children; Deviance; Juvenile delinquency factors; Literature reviews; Sexual assault; Violence
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