Determinants of institutional misconduct by juvenile offenders: gang affiliation and protective factors

Long, Siting Mavis, and Kidd, Garry (2015) Determinants of institutional misconduct by juvenile offenders: gang affiliation and protective factors. In: Presentations from the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference. From: IJAS 2015: International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, 19 - 22 October 2015, Rome, Italy.

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This study investigated the determinants of assaultive misconduct within juvenile correctional settings by examining whether gang membership increases the likelihood of misconduct above the background factors measured by a commonly used risk assessment tool [i.e., Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY)], in a sample of 135 male youths admitted to the Singapore Boys' Home (SBH) and the Singapore Boys' Hostel (SBHL) between 2010 and 2011. Overall, the results suggest that protective factors and gang status add incremental value to the SAVRY risk factors in predicting assaultive institutional misconduct. Strong social support and resilient personality traits were also found to be negatively and significantly correlated with assaultive institutional misconduct.

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Date Deposited: 13 May 2016 00:12
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