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
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..View full abstract
Dr McKinlay was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Health Research Council/Accident Compensation Corporation of New Zealand.