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Predicting Violence Potential
Summary of the article of “Historical and Personality Correlates to the Violence Patterns of Juveniles Tried as Adults” by Kruth, Frick & Clements
Studies in the past have indicated significant evidence that a small subset of juveniles that are violent, commits most of the violent crimes. Furthermore, they continue into their adulthood with their violent behaviors. The ability of the justice system of the juveniles to identify this small population of the chronically juvenile offenders who are violent early would facilitate the intervention and management approaches that are appropriate (Brizer & Crowner, 2009). The study was conducted on a sample of youths who are incarcerated where high rate of violence was prevalent, with much focus on their associations with their community violence history before their incarceration. The study examined the association of over- controlled hostility and psychopathy with violence control measures for historical indices of risk of violence. The participants in the study were 100 male inmates who are predominantly African- American who at the time of their conviction were juveniles (14 to 21 years), and were incarcerated at that time by the department of corrections of the state (Kruth, Frick & Clements, 2005). From the results of the study, it suggests that the psychopathy constructs is linked with juvenile offenders violent behaviors. Additionally, the r.............
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