PSYC 3350 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Conduct Disorder, Child Abuse, Fetus

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Psychology 3350 chapter 12: assessment and treatment of young offenders: anyone younger than age 12 who engages in criminal acts is processed through family and social service agencies. Historical overview: youth who committed criminal acts in canada during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries were treated as adult offenders. The ju(cid:448)e(cid:374)ile deli(cid:374)(cid:395)ue(cid:374)ts a(cid:272)t"s ke(cid:455) cha(cid:374)ges to ca(cid:374)adia(cid:374) c(cid:396)i(cid:373)i(cid:374)al justi(cid:272)e: a separate court system for youth was established, a minimum age (7 years old) was set at which a child could be charged with a criminal offence. Assessing those under age 12: following parental consent, assent or agreement to conduct the assessment will also be sought from the child or the adolescent. Assessing the adolescent: o(cid:374)(cid:272)e a(cid:374) adoles(cid:272)e(cid:374)t"s a(cid:374)tiso(cid:272)ial (cid:271)eha(cid:448)iou(cid:396) (cid:396)e(cid:272)ei(cid:448)es the atte(cid:374)tio(cid:374) of the (cid:272)ou(cid:396)ts, a court-ordered assessment may be issued, the issue for the courts is to determine what level of risk the young person poses for reoffending.

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