Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud
versión impresa ISSN 1692-715X
SALAZAR ESTRADA, José Guadalupe et al. Psychosocial perspectives of adolescents in trial for robbery and crimes against health. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2009, vol.7, n.2, suppl.1, pp. 1491-1512. ISSN 1692-715X.
The aim of this study is to identify the life conditions of adolescent subjects accused of having committed robbery and crimes against health, from a psychosocial perspective. A tally of 122 dossiers were studied, from which 50% were male and female adolescents accused of crimes against health, and the other 50%, for robbery. Seventy per cent of males and 68.2% of females had consumed a type of drugs, 66% of the total of the sample showed little tolerance to frustration, 60% had an inadequate handling of affectivity, with a significant difference when studied for every type of crime. Among the differences identified, psychological conditions, such as personality, are more associated to juvenile delinquency.
Palabras llave : life conditions; juvenile delinquency; crimes; psychosocial perspective.