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Assessing the youthful offender : issues and techniques

Author: Robert D Hoge; D A Andrews
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, [1996] ©1996
Series: Forensic psychiatry and psychology library.; Language of science.
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This important work educates individuals working within the youth justice system of the usefulness-and-limitations-of psychological assessments in the processing of youthful offenders. The authors favor a child welfare and rehabilitative approach, but they argue that the use of valid assessments can improve the quality and consistency of judgments and inferences made about youths in any system by improving the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hoge, Robert D., 1939-
Assessing the youthful offender
(DLC) 96039453
(OCoLC)35848961
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Hoge; D A Andrews
ISBN: 9781475792966 1475792964
OCLC Number: 861705761
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 139 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Conceptual and Theoretical Background --
2. Decision Making within Juvenile Justice Systems --
3. The Role of Psychological Assessments in the Juvenile Justice Decision Process --
4. Assessing Aptitudes and Achievement Levels --
5. Assessing Personality, Attitudes, and Behaviors --
6. Assessing Environmental Factors --
7. Diagnostic and Classification Systems --
8. Conclusions and Recommendations --
App. 1. Instruments and Procedures Identified in This Volume --
App. 2. Addresses of Major Test Publishers.
Series Title: Forensic psychiatry and psychology library.; Language of science.
Responsibility: Robert D. Hoge and D.A. Andrews.
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