Understanding the associations between psychosocial factors and severity of crime in juvenile delinquency: a cross-sectional study


Taskiran S., Mutluer T., Tufan A. E. , Semerci B.

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT, vol.13, pp.1359-1366, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/ndt.s129517
  • Title of Journal : NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1359-1366

Abstract

Purpose: Juvenile delinquency is a serious and common problem. To date, several studies have focused on possible psychosocial risk factors for delinquency among youths and on the implications of childhood mental illness on child criminality. However, the literature on prevalence of psychopathology and predictors of crime severity among delinquent youths in Turkey is sparse. Therefore, the aim of this study was to show the associations between crime severity and psychosocial factors such as gender, age, criminal history, concomitant attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other comorbid psychiatric conditions, along with behavioral problem domains of Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL).