Adolescent female murderers: characteristics and treatment implications.

  title={Adolescent female murderers: characteristics and treatment implications.},
  author={Dominique Eve Roe-Sepowitz},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={77 3},
This study examines individual and family characteristics of a population of 29 adolescent females charged with homicide or attempted homicide in the juvenile justice system. The purpose of this study is to contribute to the limited knowledge about adolescent females charged with homicide. Data were collected including the MAYSI-2, a risk classification instrument, and social, educational and family histories. Findings include high rates of reported substance use, delinquent peers, early… CONTINUE READING