Year: 1983 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.140, no.2, (February 1983), p.148-153 SIEC No: 19831722

This article analyses the characteristics of 21 homicidally aggressive children admitted to a children’s psychiatric service. Results indicate that homicidally aggressive children are more likely to have a violent father, have had a seizure, have attempted suicide & have a mother who had been hospitalized for a psychiatric disorder. The authors explore explanations for the contribution of these factors to juvenile violence. (21 refs) (SC)