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NCJ Number: 98153 Find in a Library
Title: Intelligence Versus Academic Achievement - A Comparison of Juvenile Delinquents and Special Education Classifications
Journal: Criminal Justice and Behavior  Volume:12  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1985)  Pages:193-208
Author(s): T F Reilly; L J Wheeler; L E Etlinger
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 16
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Many juvenile delinquents are placed in special education programs labeled as emotionally disturbed, mentally retarded, or learning disabled. This study compared the intelligence and academic achievement of the aforementioned classifications in order to determine similarities and differences.
Abstract: The results indicated that the juvenile delinquents were similar to the learning disabled and emotionally disturbed intellectually, and they were similar to the learning disabled and educable mentally retarded academically. In terms of both intelligence and academic achievement combined, juvenile delinquents had the greatest similarity to the learning disabled than either educable mentally retarded or emotionally disturbed. Therefore, teachers of juvenile delinquents should be familiar with the emotional manifestations of learning problems. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Educational levels; Emotionally disturbed delinquents; Intelligence Quotient (IQ); Juvenile personality characteristics; Learning disabilities; Persons with cognitive disabilities
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