Neuropsychological Profile of Juvenile Delinquents
Keywords:Neuropsychological profiling, Recidivism, Organicity, Psychopathology, Juvenile Delinquents
AbstractIntroduction: The relation between the occurrence of criminal behaviour and brain dysfunction were studied extensively and available literature was reviewed. Aim: To study the neuropsychological profile of juvenile delinquents. Method: 15 cases who have committed repeated offences, between age group 10 to 14 of the male gender with minimum primary education were selected using Purposive sampling technique. Tools: They were screened through the Diagnostic Test of Learning Disability, Coloured Progressive Matrices/ Standard progressive Matrices and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale for Children. Samples with IQ below sub-average, learning disability or any kind of psychopathology were excluded from the study. AIIMS neuropsychological battery was administered as the main tool to assess the neuropsychological functioning of the delinquents. Result: Findings suggest that the organicity was found in 12 cases with specific areas. Implication: The results of the current research are helpful in planning intervention and rehabilitation program for juvenile delinquents.
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Swastik N Sahoo, Ruchi Srivastava, & Divya Baveja. (2022). Neuropsychological Profile of Juvenile Delinquents. International Journal of Indian Psychȯlogy, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.25215/0902.009
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