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NCJ Number: 30718 Find in a Library
Title: VIOLENCE AMONG HOSPITALIZED DELINQUENTS
Journal: ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY  Volume:32  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1975)  Pages:1180-1186
Author(s): D OFFER; R C MAROHN; E OSTROV
Corporate Author: American Medical Assoc
Publishing Operation Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: American Medical Assoc
Chicago, IL 60610
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A REPORT ON THE EXTENT OF VIOLENT BEHAVIOR AMONG 55 MALE AND FEMALE HOSPITALIZED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD.
Abstract: VIOLENT BEHAVIOR WAS CORRELATED WITH THE ADOLESCENT SELFIMAGE AND THE RATINGS OF STAFF AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS. VIOLENT ADOLESCENT BOYS WERE FOUND TO HAVE A HEALTHIER SELF-IMAGE AND ARE MORE LIKED BY THEIR THERAPIST THAN NON-VIOLENT ADOLESCENT BOYS. THE OPPOSITE EFFECT WAS OBSERVED FOR FEMALE ADOLESCENTS. INITIALLY, THE MENTAL HEALTH STAFF LIKED THE NON-VIOLENT DELINQUENTS BETTER; THIS FINDING WAS NO LONGER SIGNIFICANT AFTER THE ADOLESCENTS WERE ON THE UNIT FOR THIRTEEN WEEKS. THE DISCUSSION FOCUSES ON THE INDIVIDUAL AND STAFF PSYCHODYNAMICS AND CULTURAL FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO THE OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE.
Index Term(s): Attitudes toward authority; Female juvenile delinquents; Male juvenile delinquents; Personality assessment; Self concept; Violent juvenile offenders
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