In delinquent populations, the researchers observed an increase in psychopathology, and especially trauma-related psychopathology which impacts emotions and self-regulation in a manner that makes aggression become more likely. The identification of these disturbances can be supported by findings in cognitive neuroscience, authors argue, and these hot aggressive acts can be delineated from planned or emotionally cold aggression.
Relatively few studies before the “Northwest” series had examined how youth formerly in care (“alumni”) fared as adults, but this study reveals the difficulty youth face in mental health, employment and education upon exiting the […]
Challenges in the Transition to Adulthood for Youth in Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, and Special Education
This policy brief examines how youth in foster care, the juvenile justice system, and special education fare over time given the special challenges they face, paying particular attention to the effectiveness of programs designed to […]
The Department of Justice issued new rules on prison inmate protections that restrict the placement of juveniles in adult facilities and requires that certain staffing levels be maintained in juvenile detention centers and prisons. All […]