Psychosocial profile of juvenile and adult offenders who acknowledge having committed child-to-parent violence
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Author/sMartín, Ana M.; Fuente Sánchez, Leticia de La; Hernández, Antonia; Zaldivar Basurto, María Flor; Ortega Campos, Elena María; [et al.]
The main objective of this study was to establish the psychosocial profile of adolescents and adults who have admitted to committing child-to-parent violence (CPV) and were serving a judicial sanction or prison sentence, respectively. Two groups of participants took part in this study. The first group was made up of 89 male youths who were serving judicial sanctions, and the second group was made up of 70 men serving a prison sentence. A cross-sectional retrospective design with concurrent measurements was used in this study. Group differences in the exposure-to-violence variables were conducted. Automatic regression models were used to estimate a self-reported CPV. In relation to the variables of indirect exposure to violence, statistically significant differences between those who admitted having committed CPV and those who did not, irrespective of being adults or adolescents, were found for seeing violence in class and at home but not for seeing violence on the street or on televisi...
exposure to violence
interpersonal problem-solving skills
juvenile and adult justice