Journal article

Predicting Adult Offending Behavior for Individuals Who Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury During Childhood

Audrey McKinlay, Randolph C Grace, Tracey McLellan, Derek Roger, Jane Clarbour, Martin R MacFarlane

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine whether individuals who experienced a childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at increased risk for subsequent offending behavior, to identify the emotional characteristics of adults who experienced childhood TBI, and to examine whether these predict offending behavior. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals from the Canterbury region who had experienced a childhood (<18 years of age) injury event and were now 18 years or older and more than 5 years postinjury (between 18 and 30 years of age). Three groups were formed: (1) moderate/severe TBI (n = 62); (2) mild TBI (n = 58); and (3) fracture control group (n = 38). SETTING: University of Canterbury. MAIN MEASURES: A semistructur..

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