Aldis L Putniņs

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The relationships of conduct problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) signs, and depression to substance use were examined between 1994 and 1999 among 900 incarcerated young offenders in South Australia, 206 of whom were reassessed when later readmitted to secure care. At the first and second assessments, conduct problems, ADHD signs, and(More)
The influence of Victim Awareness Program (VAP) attendance on the sociomoral reasoning maturity of juvenile delinquents was investigated. Subjects were inmates (aged 14-18 years) of two youth secure-care centers in Adelaide, South Australia. The treatment group (n = 23) attended sessions at which victims of crime and/or representatives from agencies closely(More)
The Adolescent Alcohol Involvement Scale (AAIS) has been questioned regarding its reliability, the amount of common variance among items and its clinical usefulness. Previous studies are reviewed and data for 197 South Australian young offenders in custody are presented. The AAIS was found to be a reliable and internally consistent measure of adolescent(More)
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