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NCJ Number: 93103 Find in a Library
Title: From Juvenile Delinquency to Eventual Absence of Adult Crime The Temporary Serious Delinquent (TSD)
Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1984)  Pages:13-28
Author(s): P M Lagier
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 16
Format: Article
Language: French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Even though clinical criminology willingly acknowledges the difference between delinquents -- i.e. a difference of degree and not a difference in kind, -- controversy still exists about the possibility of criminologists differentiating between delinquents.
Abstract: This is, however, the constant imperative of the clinician in the task of predicting adult criminality. This study contributes to the description of parameters which may simplify the classification of juvenile delinquents whose delinquent production, although serious, seems to disappear before adult age. Two ways are considered: that of behaviour i.e. self-reported delinquency (hidden and not known officially) and that of the structure and the structuring of the personality as it relates to the measurement of criminal behaviour in thirty former wards of the juvenile court. This article, therefore, becomes a new contribution to the theory of differential criminal personality. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Criminality prediction; Juvenile recidivists; Self reported crimes
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