Cluster profiles of residentially incarcerated adolescent females: Violence and clinical mental health characteristics

Michael George Vaughn, Christina E. Newhill, Christine M. Litschge, Matthew O. Howard

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Abstract

We explored the presence of relatively discrete subgroups of adolescent females in a statewide sample (N = 94) using latent class statistical methodology. Specifically, we hypothesized that, rather than being a homogenous group, the girls in the sample would separate into clusters with both crossover and distinguishing characteristics. Results showed confirmation of our hypothesis with a best-fit three cluster solution consisting of a low violence cluster, a moderately violent cluster, and a high-rate violent cluster of girls. Findings provide a more precise identification and description of subgroups of female juvenile offenders to inform treatment efforts and provide a preliminary typology/cluster profile to build upon in future research addressing this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-53
Number of pages19
JournalResidential Treatment for Children and Youth
Volume24
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Sep 30

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female adolescent
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juvenile offender
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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Law

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In: Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, Vol. 24, No. 1-2, 30.09.2008, p. 35-53.

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