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Self-reported psychopathic-like traits as predictors of recidivism in detained male adolescents

(2012) CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR. 39(11). p.1421-1435
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Few studies have examined whether psychopathic-like traits predict recidivism in detained youth. The current study investigated the predictive validity of self-report of psychopathic-like traits for official recidivism. Participants were 223 detained male adolescents from all three Flemish youth detention centers, who were assessed with the Youth Psychopathic Traits Inventory (YPI). Two to four years later, official information on recidivism was collected. Recidivism was defined in four ways. Neither the affective dimension nor the broader construct of psychopathy (i.e., total YPI score) was predictive of recidivism above and beyond criminal history. The behavioral and interpersonal dimensions, however, significantly added to the prediction of substance-related recidivism. Overall, psychopathic-like traits in detained adolescents assessed by means of the YPI did not convincingly predict recidivism. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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delinquents, callous-unemotional, juvenile, VIOLENT RECIDIVISM, YOUTH VERSION, ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR, CONDUCT PROBLEMS, JUVENILE PSYCHOPATHY, YOUNG ADULTHOOD, DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS, VERSION PCL-YV, psychopathy, CRIMINAL RECIDIVISM, CALLOUS-UNEMOTIONAL TRAITS, violence

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Colins, Olivier, Robert Vermeiren, Marleen De Bolle, and Eric Broekaert. 2012. “Self-reported Psychopathic-like Traits as Predictors of Recidivism in Detained Male Adolescents.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 39 (11): 1421–1435.
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Colins, O., Vermeiren, R., De Bolle, M., & Broekaert, E. (2012). Self-reported psychopathic-like traits as predictors of recidivism in detained male adolescents. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR, 39(11), 1421–1435.
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Colins O, Vermeiren R, De Bolle M, Broekaert E. Self-reported psychopathic-like traits as predictors of recidivism in detained male adolescents. CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR. 2012;39(11):1421–35.
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Colins, Olivier, Robert Vermeiren, Marleen De Bolle, et al. “Self-reported Psychopathic-like Traits as Predictors of Recidivism in Detained Male Adolescents.” CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR 39.11 (2012): 1421–1435. Print.
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  author       = {Colins, Olivier and Vermeiren, Robert and De Bolle, Marleen and Broekaert, Eric},
  issn         = {0093-8548},
  journal      = {CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR},
  keyword      = {delinquents,callous-unemotional,juvenile,VIOLENT RECIDIVISM,YOUTH VERSION,ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR,CONDUCT PROBLEMS,JUVENILE PSYCHOPATHY,YOUNG ADULTHOOD,DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS,VERSION PCL-YV,psychopathy,CRIMINAL RECIDIVISM,CALLOUS-UNEMOTIONAL TRAITS,violence},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {1421--1435},
  title        = {Self-reported psychopathic-like traits as predictors of recidivism in detained male adolescents},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0093854812456526},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2012},
}

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