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ERIC Number: EJ650099
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Adolescents Murderers: Abuse and Adversity in Childhood.
Hill-Smith, Andrew J.; Hugo, Pippa; Hughes, Patricia; Fonagy, Peter; Hartman, David
Journal of Adolescence, v25 n2 p221-30 Apr 2002
This study examines a group of 21 imprisoned males, convicted of murder whilst aged 18 years or less, and compares them on a range of psychosocial variables to 21 convicted non-violent burglars. Results showed that lower socio-economic status, harsh parenting, and exclusion from school were significantly more common for murderers. Confirms that multiple environmental factors are associated with murderous behavior. (Contains references and tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: England; Psychosocial Factors