Year: 2002 Source: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, v.46, no.6, (December 2002), p.678-698 SIEC No: 20030358

This article examines if incarcerated young offenders in Scotland display impoverished problem-solving abilities. Various types of young offenders were examined such as those at risk of suicidal behaviour, & those on formal protection due to an inability to assimilate into society. Deficits in problem-solving skills appear to be significantly correlated with levels of anxiety, depression, & hopelessness. Intervention can be a source of help in regard to these 3 factors. Methodological concerns about the study are given, as well as recommendations for future research. (67 refs.) (AK)