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NCJ Number: 30663 Find in a Library
Title: LEGAL PROGNOSIS TEST FOR ASOCIAL YOUNG PEOPLE - WEST GERMANY
Author(s): K HARTMANN; K EBERHARD
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 62
Sale Source: Verlag Fuer Medizinische
Psychologie
Gottingen,
West Germany (Former)
Type: Statistics
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: REVIEW OF CRIME PREDICTION INSTRUMENTS DEVISED BY OTHERS AND DESCRIPTION OF THE AUTHORS' OWN INSTRUMENT, WHICH THEY APPLIED TO 399 MALES WHO WERE FORMER RESIDENTS OF A PUBLICLY-RUN HOME FOR JUVENILES.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS' CRIME PREDICTION TEST IS MADE UP OF 11 FACTORS, SOME OF WHICH ARE ASSOCIATED WITH ASOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND SOME WITH JUVENILE OFFENSES. SOME OF THESE FACTORS ARE RUNNING AWAYS, ABUSE OF ALCOHOL, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR AND OFFENSES COMMITTED AS JUVENILES. IT WAS FOUND THAT 220 PERSONS IN THE SAMPLE HAD SUBSEQUENTLY (EIGHT OR TEN YEARS LATER) BEEN IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW WHILE THE OTHER 179 HAD NOT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TRIVIAL OFFENSES. THE NUMBER OF THE 11 FACTORS APPLICABLE TO EACH OF THE SUBJECTS AS A JUVENILE WAS TABULATED, AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY PROBABILITY PERCENTAGE RANGES WERE SET UP TO CORRESPOND WITH THESE FINDINGS. --IN GERMAN
Index Term(s): Behavior patterns; Behavior typologies; Crime patterns; Crime prediction; Deviance; Germany; Male juvenile delinquents; Prediction; Statistical analysis; Statistics; Testing and measurement
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