Year: 1991 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.30, no.2, (Mar. 1991), p.197-201 SIEC No: 19910644

In this study, 21 female delinquents, who were neuropsychiatrically evaluated while in a juvenile correctional facility, were followed up 7 to 12 years later. Compared with a matched sample of male delinquents, they committed fewer & less violent offenses. Since most came from abusive households, the female delinquents became suicidal, alcoholic, drug addicted, involved in violent relationships, & unable to care for their children. Mortality rates were high. (VM)