An assessment of criminal thinking among incarcerated youths in three states

@inproceedings{Dembo2007AnAO,
  title={An assessment of criminal thinking among incarcerated youths in three states},
  author={Richard Dembo and Charles W. Turner and Nancy Jainchill},
  year={2007}
}
The Texas Christian University Criminal Thinking Scales (CTS) instrument has been shown to predict outcomes for institutionalized adult offenders. This article examines responses among male (n = 151) and female (n = 52) incarcerated adolescents, and they were compared to norms for incarcerated adult offenders. The results indicated that the adolescent sample had higher scores on four scales (Entitlement, Justification, Personal Irresponsibility, Power of Orientation) but not on Criminal… CONTINUE READING