Juvenile Conduct Disorder
A look at the types of juvenile disorder and how they are classified, as well as difficulties in detecting them.
“According to the DSM-IV, juvenile conduct disorder consists of the intentional violation of social norms, including violence towards animals and/or people, destruction of property, lies, theft, drug abuse, general rule violation, and demonstration of poor adjustment at home or in a social situation. Although the statistics are somewhat unclear, it has been estimated that juvenile conduct disorder effects approximately four to sixteen percent of the juvenile population (Alloy, Jacobson, & Acocella, 1999). According to Loeber, Green, Keenan, and Lahey (1995), juvenile conduct disorder frequently effects males more often than females.Currently, little is known regarding the prediction of the onset of juvenile conduct disorder. However, onset has been divided into two categories: early-onset and late-onset (Kovacs, Krol, and Voti, 1994). ”