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NCJ Number: 92514 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Violence - Causes and Treatment
Journal: Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:(July 1982)  Pages:354-360
Author(s): R C Marohn
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 7
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Violent death by murder, suicide, or accident is a serious mental health problem for adolescents and young adults, particularly behaviorally disordered adolescents and those who are officially and unofficially juvenile delinquents.
Abstract: This paper reviews recent data on the incidence of violent crimes committed by adolescents and discusses the psychiatric implications of violent adolescent behavior. The frequency of violent death as seen in this adolescent population is noted. Adolescent violence is clearly a significant challenge to the mental health professions. A total of 36 references are supplied. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Emotionally disturbed delinquents; Violent crimes
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