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Does Group Treatment With Juvenile Offenders Have Unintended Consequences

Poster Session II - Board: II- 074
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Patrick K. Cook
Auburn University

Barry R. Burkhart
Auburn University

Jay D. Huey
Auburn University

Caitlin G. Kearns
Auburn University

Jessica S. Fewell
Auburn University

Treatment programs with juvenile delinquents may reinforce antisocial beliefs. The Delinquent Disposition and Social Insensitivity scale from the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory may be considered a measure of antisocial attitudes. Juvenile offenders (N=278) completed the MACI upon incarceration and prior to release, and significant scale increases were measured following treatment.

Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Forensic

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