Accession Number : AD0715723

Title :   The Service-Related Experience of Juvenile Delinquents. VII. The Relation Between Type of Juvenile Offense and Outcome in Service,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS INST OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Personal Author(s) : Roff,Merrill

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Work reported earlier on the prognostic significance of various aspects of juvenile delinquency for adjustment in military service was extended to cover type of offense. Results are presented separately for persons with a history of juvenile confinement and persons without a history of juvenile confinement. A survey was made of all the specific types of offenses which were shown in the delinquency records, based on the total sample of delinquents being studied. The nine categories of offenses with the greatest frequency of occurrence were: Against Property; Minor Mischief; Major Auto; Violation of Probation or Parole; Absenting or Running Away from Home or Institution; Sex-Connected Offenses; Incorrigibility; Aggression Against Person; Robbery. Rejections for conduct reasons are tabled against these categories. Type of outcome in service is shown by category for those who entered service. The most adverse offense categories in terms of service outcome were the trio of Incorrigibility, Violation of Probation or Parole, and Absenting or Running Away from Home, School, or Training School. This statement holds for both the confined and non-confined groups. The least adverse categories in terms of service outcome were Minor Mischief and Sex-Connected Offenses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, BACKGROUND), (*ADOLESCENTS, DELINQUENCY), (*DELINQUENCY, MILITARY PERSONNEL), PSYCHIATRY, PERSONALITY, CLASSIFICATION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, CONFINEMENT(NUCLEAR REACTORS), STATISTICAL DATA, MANPOWER

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE