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Crawford-Brown, Claudette P.; Prescott, Patricia
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Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
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Profile of violent youth: A study of the characteristics of children exhibiting delinquent behaviour in Jamaica
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Ministry of Education. National Youth Service
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December 2002
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Abstract
Reports on research findings of an investigation into the characteristics of a cohort of over one hundred adolescent males from school districts throughout Jamaica. These youngsters who exhibited serious emotional and behavioural problems attended a camp sponsored by the Ministry of Education Youth and Culture during the summer of 2002. The investigation confirms most of the findings in the literature which suggest that children and adolescents who exhibit violent behaviour have witnessed violence themselves at the level of the community and within the home. Other findings pointed to issues related to parental involvement and supervision. Recommends utilization of these camps for behaviour modifications and rehabilitation of these youngsters using a restructered methodology and protocol as set out in the paper. Also stresses the importance of using trained profesionals in the restructured methology.....
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