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NCJ Number: 170505 Find in a Library
Title: Perpetrator and Victim: Understanding and Managing the Traumatized Young Offender
Journal: Corrections Management Quarterly  Volume:2  Issue:1  Dated:(Winter 1998)  Pages:35-44
Author(s): R A McMackin; C Morrissey; E Newman; B Erwin; M Daly
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 10
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article explores the developmental effects of trauma exposure as a correlate of delinquency.
Abstract: Juvenile offenders are being committed to correctional facilities for more and more serious crimes, and recidivism seems almost inevitable. In response, many systems are becoming more punitive and less focused on rehabilitation. This article explores the developmental effects of trauma exposure as a correlate of delinquency. It reviews relevant theory and research and describes the practical implications for correctional services in rehabilitating and managing young offenders who have experienced trauma. The article discusses Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), its symptoms, assessment and treatment, its relationship to delinquency, and how to manage delinquents with PTSD. After conduct disorder, PTSD may represent the most frequently occurring diagnosis within a delinquent population. Exposure to trauma and the subsequent development of symptoms associated with PTSD should be a major concern for all criminal justice professionals who work with delinquent youth. References
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections; Emotional disorders; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prediction; Juvenile delinquency research; Juvenile delinquency theory; Juvenile rehabilitation; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Violence
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