Antisocial Behaviors in Incarcerated Children and Adolescents

Article Title: Antisocial Behaviors in Incarcerated Children and Adolescents

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32879/pjpbs.2015.1.1.47-59

Author(s): Saira Azam, Uzma Gilani

Institute(s): Islamia College Peshawar, University of Peshawar

Journal: Peshawar Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (PJPBS) Vol 1 No 1 (2015)

Correspondence Address: Dr. Madiha Asghar | Phone+92-91-9222022 | pjpbs@icp.edu.pk

Abstract

The Present study was intended to investigate the antisocial behaviors in incarcerated juveniles in Peshawar KP. To compare the antisocial personality traits between juvenile delinquents up to 14 years of age with age ranging between 15- 18 years. A sample of sixty (N=60) detained children and adolescent boys with age range of 12-18 years was selected through non-random sampling. A questionnaire was constructed to measure the presence of antisocial behaviors in children and adolescents. The statistical analysis of the data revealed that the prevalence and frequency of antisocial personality traits is higher in juvenile delinquents whose age is more than 15 years as compared to those whose age is below 14 years.

Keywords: Juvenile delinquency, antisocial behavior, incarcerated adolescents

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