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NCJ Number: 92512 Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of the Neuropsychiatric Status of Female and Male Incarcerated Delinquents - Some Evidence of Sex and Race Bias
Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry  Volume:21  Issue:2  Dated:(March 1982)  Pages:190-196
Author(s): D O Lewis; S S Shanok; J H Pincus
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 7
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reports the neuropsychiatric status of a sample of incarcerated white female juvenile offenders and compares their status to a sample of incarcerated white male juvenile offenders.
Abstract: Males and females had a similar prevalence of psychiatric and neurological impairment. More violent males were significantly more impaired than less violent males. More violent females tended to have greater impairment than less violent females. The paper questions the prevailing literature indicating greater psychopathology in female offenders than male offenders. It also explores sex and race bias in the assessment of the neuropsychiatric status of offenders. One table and 14 references are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Male female offender comparisons; Neurological disorders; Psychological evaluation
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