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NCJ Number: 50459 Find in a Library
Title: MODEL FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS DEALING WITH ANTISOCIAL PERSONS (FROM ECOLOGIC-BIOCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO TREATMENT OF DELINQUENTS AND CRIMINALS, 1978, BY LEONARD J HIPPCHEN - SEE NCJ-50444)
Author(s): L J HIPPCHEN
Corporate Author: Van Nostrand Reinhold
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Van Nostrand Reinhold
New York, NY 10020
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES FOR A COMMUNITY PROGRAM DEALING WITH THE MANY FORMS OF MALADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR TYPICAL OF ANTISOCIAL PERSONS ARE PRESENTED. EMPHASIS IS ON EARLY INTERVENTION BY SCHOOL, POLICE, AND COURTS.
Abstract: SEVEN BASIC ASSUMPTIONS AND 14 PRINCIPLES ARE DEVELOPED FOR A NEW APPROACH TO EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR. THE BASIC ASSUMPTIONS ARE THAT ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR IS TREATABLE; UNDERSTANDING AND TREATMENT WILL ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN THE TRADITIONAL PUNITIVE HANDLING WHICH SCHOOLS AND COURTS HAVE USED IN THE PAST; TREATMENT PROGRAMS SHOULD REPLACE LOCAL JAILS AND DETENTION CENTERS; AND CONSTANT RESEARCH AND EVALUATION SHOULD BE USED. THE 14 PRINCIPLES EMPHASIZE THE FOLLOWING: DIAGNOSING AND TREATING EYE PROBLEMS; DIAGNOSING AND TREATING SUGAR-RELATED DISEASES AND OTHER METABOLISM DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH MISPERCEPTIONS; AND DIAGNOSING AND CLASSIFYING SEVERE MENTAL PROBLEMS, SUCH AS SUICIDE-PRONENESS OR SEVERE VIOLENT TENDENCIES, AND DIVERTING THESE PERSONS INTO INTENSIVE PROGRAMS. A CHART PRESENTS A PROPOSED CLASSIFICATION MODEL TOGETHER WITH TREATMENT PROGNOSES AND CUSTODY CLASSIFICATIONS. ANOTHER TABLE PROVIDES DIAGNOSTIC APPROACHES FOR VARIOUS PATHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS TOGETHER WITH SUGGESTED METHODS OF TREATMENT. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDE STRONG PREVENTIVE ASPECTS INCLUDING WIDE-SPREAD SCREENING OF CHILDREN FOR LEARNING PROBLEMS AND PHYSICAL PROBLEMS. SUCH A MULTIFACETED APPROACH IS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL FOR EFFECTIVE HANDLING OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR. A BIBLIOGRAPHY IS PROVIDED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Biological influences; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Crime prevention measures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Psychological evaluation
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