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The profiles of children pushed to crime who are treated in a regional psychiatric hospital in Turkey

Alpha Psychiatry 2016; 17: 317-324
DOI: 10.5455/apd.215632
Read: 472 Downloads: 281 Published: 01 August 2016

Objective: The study was conducted to determine the profiles of the children pushed into crime who treated in psychiatric hospital between the years of 2010-2014. Methods: The study, designed as a Retrospective cohort, was conducted by examining the file records of 144 adolescents/children pushed into crime. These outpatient or inpatient adolescents / children were treated as forensic case in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Units in a regional psychiatric hospital between the years of 2010-2014. Results: 79.9% of investigated cases were men and their average age was 15.33±1.54. It was determined that 59.0% of the cases did not attend school while the treatment period because of the legal cause and 13.2% of these cases worked as a laborer before. 65.3 % them living with their family. Of 72.2% adolescents have negative relationship with their family. 11.8% of adolescents fathers’ have alcohol-substance and 4.9% of adolescent fathers’ have abuse and legal problems. 70.8% adolescents have diagnosis of chronic mental illness, 13.9% of them has more than one psychiatric diagnosis. 81.2's% adolescents have committed crimes for the first time and 18.8% of hem has repeated crime stories. It was determined that adolescents who have migration story and bad family relationships in their past involved in the crimes. Conclusion: It was determined that many of the adolescents pushed in to crime have mental disorder, their academic success and parents’ educational level are low , they have past migration story and the adolescents having a negative family relationships commit repetitive crime. [Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg 2016; 17(4.000): 317-324]

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