Juvenile delinquents revisited. Adult criminal activity

Henn, F. A., Bardwell, R., Jenkins, R. L. (October 1980) Juvenile delinquents revisited. Adult criminal activity. Archives of General Psychiatry, 37 (10). pp. 1160-3. ISSN 0003-990X (Print)0003-990x

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7425800
DOI: 10.1001/archpsyc.1980.01780230078011


We examined the subsequent criminal activities of delinquent boys classified as having either socialized conduct disorder, undersocialized conduct disorder, aggressive type, or undersocialized conduct disorder, unaggressive type. A follow-up study of more than ten years revealed profound differences in the likelihood of criminal convictions or incarcerations between socialized and undersocialized delinquents. The socialized delinquents have less chance of being either convicted of a crime or being imprisoned. This difference supports the previous studies that demonstrated that these classifications could be distinguished on the basis of differences in behavior, personality, psychological test results, and characteristic family backgrounds, and reinforces this method of classifying conduct disorders. Differences between the undersocialized aggressive and unaggressive groups appear qualitative and indicate that subjects in the former group are involved in more crimes of violence subjects in the latter.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent Aggression Antisocial Personality Disorder/psychology Child Behavior Disorders/diagnosis *Crime Criminal Psychology Humans Juvenile Delinquency/*psychology Male Prognosis Retrospective Studies Social Behavior Disorders/psychology *Socialization
Subjects: epidemiology
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Communities: CSHL labs > Henn lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: October 1980
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 16:22
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 16:22
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/30221

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