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NCJ Number: 98503 Find in a Library
Title: Aggressive Adolescent - Clinical Perspectives
Editor(s): C R Keith
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 492
Sponsoring Agency: Free Press
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 16 articles by more than 20 authors focus on the most recent clinical and research findings regarding the causes, diagnosis, and clinical management of aggressive adolescents.
Abstract: Chapters on the characteristics and assessment of aggression in adolescence consider the relationship between violence and the psychic reorganization that occurs in adolescence, biological and neuropsychiatric perspectives, and the characteristics of adolescent murderers. The clinical and legal issues involved in predicting adolescent violence and in handling these individuals through the justice system are explored in another section. Six chapters on therapeutic intervention give historical reviews, case examples, and analyses of outcome studies regarding several types of interventions. Included are discussions of individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, family therapy, group therapy, behavior modification approaches, neuropharmacology of violent and aggressive behavior, and the principles of hospital treatment. The roles of feminism and psychoanalysis in studies of female delinquency, adolescent aggression from the perspective of cultural anthropology, and followup studies on violent adolescents in adulthood are also examined. Chapter notes and reference lists, biographies of the contributors, and an index are supplied.
Index Term(s): Acting out behavior; Adolescent attitudes; Aggression; Juvenile delinquency factors; Nonbehavioral correlates of crime; Treatment
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