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Assessing for Conduct Disorder Features.

Explain the relevance of assessing for conduct disorder features/traits in juvenile forensic populations, as well as the reasons for such an assessment

Describe where in the juvenile adjudicative process that the findings from an evaluation for conduct disorder might be used.

Illustrate the difference that the results of a conduct disorder evaluation might make in the juvenile adjudicative process, using specific examples that illustrate both pros and cons.

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The assessment chosen: The Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY).

This assessment is used to evaluate the risk of violence for children between the ages of 12 to 18 years old.

Explain the relevance of assessing for conduct disorder features/traits in juvenile forensic populations, as well as the reasons for such an assessment.

In a juvenile correctional program, this assessment would be relevant. According to Vincent et al. (2012) this type of tool risk assessment could be relevant in this type of setting in determining "appropriate sanctions for behavior and appropriate programming based on individual risk levels and risk factors" (p. 2). The goal of these types of assessments can be used to determine recidivism and risk programs which would be better suited for the youth in a effort to ...

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Assessment used to assess conduct disorder associated with children. This solution provides peer related journals and detailed information about the assessment. This solution also provides pros and cons of when the assessment would be used. Includes two .pdf attachments.

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