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Externalizing Disorders and Violent Juvenile Crime

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2020-10-19
Summary:
This thesis presents a comparative study that investigates the possibility of a relationship between the diagnosis of conduct disorder (CD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (e.g., all of which are categorized as externalizing disorders) and juvenile violent crime. Previous research documents the frequency of externalizing disorders in the juvenile offender population and the behaviors associated with violent crimes (Cashman & Thomas, 2016; Shepherd & Purcell, 2015; Pullmann, 2009; Kim et al., 2017). Currently, there is a lack of research that explores the relationships between specific diagnoses and specific types of crimes in juvenile populations. In this thesis eight case studies are qualitatively analyzed for externalizing behaviors, the severity and frequency of the violence, the type of aggression, and the victim(s). The case studies revealed that defiance and impulsivity are the behaviors seen in the externalizing cases, whereas aggression and irritability are the behaviors seen in the non-externalizing cases.
Title: Externalizing Disorders and Violent Juvenile Crime.
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Name(s): Brown, Erika, Author
College of Arts & Sciences, Degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Thesis
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2020-10-19
Extent: 50 pgs.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis presents a comparative study that investigates the possibility of a relationship between the diagnosis of conduct disorder (CD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (e.g., all of which are categorized as externalizing disorders) and juvenile violent crime. Previous research documents the frequency of externalizing disorders in the juvenile offender population and the behaviors associated with violent crimes (Cashman & Thomas, 2016; Shepherd & Purcell, 2015; Pullmann, 2009; Kim et al., 2017). Currently, there is a lack of research that explores the relationships between specific diagnoses and specific types of crimes in juvenile populations. In this thesis eight case studies are qualitatively analyzed for externalizing behaviors, the severity and frequency of the violence, the type of aggression, and the victim(s). The case studies revealed that defiance and impulsivity are the behaviors seen in the externalizing cases, whereas aggression and irritability are the behaviors seen in the non-externalizing cases.
Identifier: fgcu_ETD_0349 (IID)
Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Department: Justice Studies
Committee Advisor: David Thomas, Ph.D.
Committee Member: Erica Baer, Ph.D.
Subject(s): Mental health
Juvenile crime
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fgcu/fd/fgcu_ETD_0349
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Host Institution: FGCU