Title

Types of Aggression among Incarcerated Juveniles: The Roles of Gender and Offense Type

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma

ISSN

1092-6771

Volume

22

Issue

3

First Page

300

315

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Sex differences in different types of aggression have been studied in a variety of settings, predominantly educational, and have been speculated to have generalizability for incarcerated youth. Three types of self-reported aggression (direct physical, direct verbal, and indirect/social aggression) among juvenile offenders were investigated using the Direct and Indirect Aggression Scales (DIAS). Postadjudicated girls (n = 93) did not self-report engaging in different rates of aggression when compared to boys (n = 149), although girls reported being victimized more often by indirect/social aggression. In addition, violent offenders did not endorse engaging in or being victimized more than those youth who had no such history. Furthermore, the validity of the DIAS was globally examined, using the Externalizing scale of the Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist.

Publication Information

Johnson, A. L., Nelson, W. M., Ghee, A. C., & Deardorff, P. A. (2013). Types of Aggression among Incarcerated Juveniles: The Roles of Gender and Offense Type. Journal Of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 22(3), 300-315. doi:10.1080/10926771.2013.743943