Accession Number : AD0417998

Title :   CONCEPTUAL SYSTEMS AND DELINQUENCY,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s) : Juers,Edward H.

Report Date : 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : From an intensive examination of 100 randomly selected files of individuals who had been committed to the State Training School for Boys, Redwing, Minnesota during the period of 1954-57 subjects were classified as representing one of the four principal systems or modes of conceptual functioning posited by Harvey, Hunt and Schroder (1961). It was found that System 2 individuals, those with the more negative attitudes toward authority and its representatives, comprised almost 50% of the boys that had been committed only once while they comprised 65% of the recidivists. Possible changes in the training programs for improved rehabilitation of System 2 individuals was briefly suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONALITY, CRIMINOLOGY), (*CRIMINOLOGY, PERSONALITY), MOTIVATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, THEORY, TRAINING.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE