Psychotic and Conduct Disorder Symptoms in Juvenile Murderers

@article{Myers1998PsychoticAC,
  title={Psychotic and Conduct Disorder Symptoms in Juvenile Murderers},
  author={W. Myers and K. Scott},
  journal={Homicide Studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={2},
  pages={160 - 175}
}
Few studies have addressed how child and adolescent murderers differ from aggressive youth who have not killed. This study had two novel aims concerning the psychopathology of such offenders. First, the prevalence and characteristics of psychotic symptoms in a sample of juvenile murderers with conduct disorder were examined in-depth. Second, these juvenile murderers were compared with violent inpatient youth with conduct disorders who had not committed murder. Juvenile murderers were… Expand
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