Callous-Unemotional Traits Modulate Brain Drug Craving Response in High-Risk Young Offenders

ABSTRACT: Adults with psychopathy have a high propensity for substance abuse, generally starting from a young age. This investigation tested hypotheses about differences in the neural responses associated with drug craving among high- risk young offenders with histories of abuse of stimulants and other drugs as a function of psychopathic traits.

Using Risk Assessment & Risk-Needs-Responsivity Principles in Juvenile Justice

There is an emerging consensus in the juvenile justice field that punitive sanctions alone do not have a significant effect on reducing juvenile reoffending (Gatti et al., 2009). In fact, research has found that with some youths, any exposure to the juvenile justice system (e.g. community service or probation) can actually increase their chances of offending again (Models for Change Research Initiative, 2011).

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