Psychiatric disorder and juvenile delinquency in adopted children and adolescents

Wun Jung Kim, Charles Davenport, Jill G Joseph, Joel Zrull, Elizabeth Woolford

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Abstract

A survey of the proportion of adopted children and adolescents in the general population, in a psychiatric inpatient program, and in the juvenile court of the same region revealed a significantly lower rate of intrafamilial adoption in both psychiatric inpatient and juvenile court subjects than in the general population. When compared with the extrafamilial adoption rate of the general population in the region, a significant overrepresentation of adopted children and adolescents among the inpatient psychiatric subjects, and a significant underrepresentation of adopted children and adolescents referred to the juvenile court, were found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-115
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adoption
  • Delinquency
  • Psychiatric inpatients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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