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Dr. Kathyrne Mueller
A Review of Literature on Juvenile Delinquency
Article: Depression and delinquency covariation in an accelerated longitudinal sample of adolescents.
The most common co-occurring mental health disorder for juveniles is depression and delinquent behaviors.
Juvenile depression symptoms were used to predict patterns of age related changes in delinquency.
Juveniles especially females who display depressive symptoms are at greater risk of developing and or partaking in delinquent behaviors.
Approximately 76% of cases brought to the juvenile courts in the United States of America are adjudicated delinquent.
In the United State of America approximately 1,660,700 juveniles are adjudicated delinquent in 2004.
Between 40 and 60 percent of juveniles are maltreated.
5-10% of juveniles that have been diagnoses with depression have been found to be six times more likely to commit a delinquent act.
63% of the juveniles have experienced maltreatment in some way.
ADHD has not been proven to cause juvenile delinquency.
Juveniles that are delinquent have been found to have some type of childhood depression. These juveniles have serious mental help issues.
Article: Predicting juvenile delinquency: The nexus of childhood maltreatment, depression and bipolar disorder
There is a connection between juveniles with mental health disorders and delinquent behavior.
A juvenile diagnosed with depression or bipolar is more likely to commit delinquent behavior.
Professional adults who notice symptoms of depression, bipolar, and maltreatment in juveniles and then work with them in some cases can prevent the delinquent behavior.
Top two main issues with juveniles are behavior and depression.
Female have a higher increase with chances symptoms between the ages of 11-15.
As aging happens males tend to have an increase of delinquency and females an increase of depression.
References: Alltucker, K. W., Bullis, M., Close, D., & Yovanoff, P. (2006). Different pathways to juvenile delinquency: Characteristics of early and late starters in a sample of previously incarcerated youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15(4), 479-492. Kofler, M. J., McCart, M. R., Zajac, K., Ruggiero, K. J., Saunders, B. E., & Kilpatrick, D. G. (2011). Depression and delinquency covariation in an accelerated longitudinal sample of adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(4), 458-469. Mallet, C. A., Stoddard Dare, P., & Seck, M. M. (2009). Predicting juvenile delinquency: The nexus of childhood maltreatment, depression and bipolar disorder. Criminal Behavior and Mental Health, 22(2), 235-246. Yun, I., Ball, J. D., & Lim, H. (2011). Disentangling the relationship between child maltreatment and violent delinquency: Using a nationally representative sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(1), 88-110. 1 A REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 2 A REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 3 A REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 4 A REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 5 A REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 6 A REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 7 A REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 8 A REVIEW OF LITERATURE ON JUVENILE DELINQUENCY 9