Severe emotional disturbance and violent offending among incarcerated adolescents

Melissa Jonson-Reid, James Williams, Daniel Webster

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Abstract

The study reported in this article examined the prevalence of eligibility for educational services for serious emotional disturbance (SED) among incarcerated youths, as well as how this designation relates to offender type. Administrative data from juvenile corrections, county child welfare agencies, and the state Department of Education (special education services for SED) were matched across systems and used to investigate the relationship of SED to violent offending among incarcerated adolescents while controlling for prior child welfare and juvenile court histories. Logistic regression was used to understand whether youths with SED designations were more likely to be incarcerated for violent offenses. SED status was not significantly associated with incarceration as a violent offender. Implications for screening and intervention services are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-222
Number of pages10
JournalSocial Work Research
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Juvenile corrections
  • Serious emotional disturbance
  • Special education
  • Violence

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Severe emotional disturbance and violent offending among incarcerated adolescents. / Jonson-Reid, Melissa; Williams, James; Webster, Daniel.

In: Social Work Research, Vol. 25, No. 4, 01.01.2001, p. 213-222.

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Jonson-Reid, Melissa ; Williams, James ; Webster, Daniel. / Severe emotional disturbance and violent offending among incarcerated adolescents. In: Social Work Research. 2001 ; Vol. 25, No. 4. pp. 213-222.
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