skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 64749 Find in a Library
Title: FOUR PSYCHODYNAMIC TYPES OF HOSPITALIZED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS (FROM ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, VOLUME 7 DEVELOPMENTAL AND CLINICAL STUDIES, 1979, BY SHERMAN C FEINSTEIN AND PETER L GIOVACCHINI)
Author(s): R C MAROHN; D OFFER; E OSTROV; J TRUJILLO
Corporate Author: University of Chicago Press
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: University of Chicago Press
Chicago, IL 60637
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOUR PSYCHODYNAMIC TYPES OF DELINQUENT ADOLESCENTS WERE OBSERVED IN A RESEARCH TREATMENT ENVIRONMENT.
Abstract: THE SAMPLE POPULATION CONSISTED OF 55 JUVENILES WHO WERE HOSPITALIZED IN THE DELINQUENCY UNIT OF THE ILLINOIS STATE PSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE FOR A MINIMUM OF 13 WEEKS IN THE STUDY PERIOD 1969-74. THE DATA WERE OBTAINED THROUGH INTERVIEWS, INVENTORIES, SELF-REPORT QUESTIONNAIRES, OBSERVATIONS AND IMPRESSIONS OF OTHERS, REGULAR QUANTIFIED MEASURES OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN THE UNIT, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING. THE DATA WERE THEN STATISTICALLY ANALYZED, REVEALING FOUR PSYCHODYNAMIC TYPES. THE IMPULSIVE DELINQUENT AS THE MOST OBVIOUSLY DISTURBED TYPE SHOWS CONSIDERABLE VIOLENT AND NONVIOLENT ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR. HIS DELINQUENCY DERIVES FROM A PROPENSITY FOR ACTION AND IMMEDIATE DISCHARGE. THE NARCISSISTIC DELINQUENT SEES HIMSELF AS WELL ADJUSTED AND NOT DELINQUENT THOUGH PARENTS AND STAFF CHARACTERIZE HIM AS RESISTANT, CUNNING, MANIPULATIVE, AND SUPERFICIAL. BECAUSE OF HIS EXAGGERATED SELF-WORTH, HE TENDS TO USE OTHERS FOR HIS OWN NEEDS. ESPECIALLY TO HELP REGULATE HIS SELF-ESTEEM. THE DEPRESSED DELINQUENT SHOWS SCHOOL INITIATIVE, IS LIKED BY THE STAFF, AND TRIES TO COOPERATE WITH THE STAFF THERAPEUTICALLY. HE TENDS TO DISPLAY STRUCTURALIZED OR NEUROTIC CONFLICTS FROM WHICH DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR SERVES AS A RELIEF. THE BORDERLINE DELINQUENT IS A PASSIVE, EMOTIONALLY EMPTY, AND DEPLETED PERSON WHO IS NOT WELL LIKED AND WHOSE FUTURE SEEMS PESSIMISTIC. HIS DELINQUENT BEHAVIOR RESULTS FROM AN EFFORT TO PREVENT PSYCHOTIC DISINTEGRATION OR FUSION AND TO RELIEVE HIMSELF OF INTERNAL DESOLATION. THESE PSYCHOLOGICAL SUBGROUPS CONTRIBUTE TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF ADOLESCENT DELINQUENCY REGARDLESS OF AGE, SEX, SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, OR RACE AND ENRICH PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS. THE ARTICLE CONTAINS NATIONAL STATISTICAL CHARTS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--SAJ)
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Emotional disorders; Emotionally disturbed delinquents; Personality; Problem behavior; Psychological research; Psychotherapy; Statistical analysis
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=64749

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.