Criminals

Publication Title: 
Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment

This article reviews evaluation studies of programs designed to treat sex offenders with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) published in peer-reviewed journals between 1994 and 2014. The design of this study is mirrored after PRISMA (Preferred Reporting of Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) recommendations for conducting a systematic literature review. The study design, study setting, characteristics of participants, type of treatment, and intervention procedures comprise areas of focus for evaluating the implementation of treatment programs.

Author(s): 
Marotta, Phillip L.
Publication Title: 
The British Journal of Psychiatry: The Journal of Mental Science

BACKGROUND: Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is characterised by elevated impulsive aggression and increased risk for criminal behaviour and incarceration. Deficient activity of the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene is suggested to contribute to serotonergic system dysregulation strongly associated with impulsive aggression and antisocial criminality. AIMS: To elucidate the role of epigenetic processes in altered MAOA expression and serotonin regulation in a population of incarcerated offenders with ASPD compared with a healthy non-incarcerated control population.

Author(s): 
Checknita, D.
Maussion, G.
LabontÈ, B.
Comai, S.
Tremblay, R. E.
Vitaro, F.
Turecki, N.
Bertazzo, A.
Gobbi, G.
CÙtÈ, G.
Turecki, G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to discover universal and diverse care meanings and expressions of the selected urban African American adolescent gang culture within a qualitative paradigm. DESIGN: The study was conducted using ethnonursing research methodology and was guided by Leininger's theory of culture care. Thirteen key participants and 28 general participants were selected from a school setting in a Midwestern city.

Author(s): 
Morris, Edith J.
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