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NCJ Number: 230030 Find in a Library
Title: Performance of Juvenile Offenders on the Test of Memory Malingering
Journal: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:January-February 2010  Pages:53-68
Author(s): Julianne Gast, Psy.D.; Kathleen J. Hart, Ph.D., ABPP
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 16
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) performance on juveniles in the court system.
Abstract: The Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM; Tombaugh, 1996) is a widely used measure of response style and effort. Although it has been shown to be a helpful measure in a variety of adult samples, there are no norms based on the performance of children and adolescents. The present study investigated the TOMM performance of adolescents who are involved in the juvenile court system. Their performance was compared against adult normative data and analyzed by levels of intellectual functioning. Overall, the adolescents performed at levels that have been found in adult community samples, thus indicating that adult norms for the TOMM can be used with adolescents of a wide range of intellectual functioning. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Evaluation of evaluation
Index Term(s): Court system; Efficiency; Juvenile psychological evaluation; Psychology
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