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NCJ Number: 228723 Find in a Library
Title: Male Life-Course Persistent Antisocial Behavior: A Review of Neurodevelopmental Factors
Journal: Aggression and Violent Behavior  Volume:14  Issue:5  Dated:September/October 2009  Pages:348-358
Author(s): Robert Eme
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 11
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: This article reviews the literature on the relationship between neurodevelopmental factors and life-course persistent antisocial behavior among males.
Abstract: Male life-course persistent (LCP) antisocial behavior is arguably the single most important child clinical problem for several reasons. First, LCP is the most widely accepted model for delineating pathways in the development of conduct problems. Second, the social cost of LCP is immense. Third, the financial cost is immense, and fourth, the sex ratio is immense as males are astonishingly 10 to 14 times more likely than females to develop LCP. The neurodevelopmental factors which contribute to this male predominance stem from the greater male vulnerability to inherited and acquired neurodevelopmental impairments. These neurodevelopmental impairments increase the risk for antisocial behavior. Drawing on findings of authoritative critical reviews of various domains, this paper discusses the neurodevelopmental factors that contribute to this greater male vulnerability, male life-course persistent antisocial behavior. Figure and references
Main Term(s): Deviance
Index Term(s): Acting out behavior; Antisocial attitudes; Criminal justice research; Developmental criminology; Gender issues; Literature reviews; Male offenders; Problem behavior; Violence; Violence prediction
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