Conduct-Disordered Children and Adolescents

  • Carol J. Garrett
  • Betty K. Marler


The diagnosis of “conduct disorder” (American Psychiatric Association, 1980, p. 45) is among those most frequently applied to troubled children and adolescents. Although all young people occasionally violate the rights of others and age-appropriate norms, and many do so repetitively and persistently, the focus of this chapter is on conduct-disordered youths who have been involved in antisocial activity extensively enough to have been officially identified as delinquent. It is for these youths, who represent the greatest threat to public safety and the greatest drain on public resources, that effective treatment is most crucial.


Delinquent Behavior Juvenile Justice Juvenile Offender Juvenile Justice System Training School 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol J. Garrett
    • 1
  • Betty K. Marler
    • 1
  1. 1.Colorado Division of Youth ServicesDenverUSA

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