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Juvenile delinquency, crime and social marginalization : social and political implications

By: da Costa Maia, Angela Pereira, Miguel

Part of the Emerald points series
1787436128 / 9781787436121
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66 pages
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This book examines the psychosocial, legal, and familial factors at play in the persistencein crime and social marginalization in adults with a history of juvenile delinquency,setting out the political and social implications, and delineating new lines of research. Presenting, for the first time, a summary of the main findings and conclusions of ThePortuguese Study on Delinquency and Social Marginalization (PSDSM), this studyaddresses the following topics: the role of youth psychosocial factors on desistancefrom crime during adulthood in individuals with a history of juvenile delinquency;the relationship between serious adverse childhood experiences (e.g., having livedwith a person with mental illness, physical abuse, emotional neglect) and juvenilejustice involvement, persistence in crime, and psychosocial problems; the mechanismsinvolved in the link between serious childhood adversity and delinquency; the role ofthe juvenile justice system on psychosocial problems and persistence in crime duringyoung adulthood; and finally the relation between adult psychosocial problems andcriminal indicators in individuals with official record of juvenile criminal offenses.

Findings from PSDSM have resulted in an extensive list of political and social recommendations for child protection services, justice system, mental health services, schools and universities.

This timely title explores these findings and recommendations.


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