Developmental Sequences of Girls’s Delinquent Behavior
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released the bulletin “Developmental Sequences of Girls’ Delinquent Behavior.” The bulletin is part of a series on the findings of the Girls Study Group, which OJJDP established to guide the development, testing, and implementation of strategies to prevent and intervene in girls’ delinquency.
Psychopathology, Trauma and Delinquency: Subtypes of Aggression and Their Relevance for Understanding Young Offenders
In delinquent populations, the researchers observed an increase in psychopathology, and especially trauma-related psychopathology which impacts emotions and self-regulation in a manner that makes aggression become more likely. The identification of these disturbances can be supported by findings in cognitive neuroscience, authors argue, and these hot aggressive acts can be delineated from planned or emotionally cold aggression.