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The profiles of children pushed to crime who are treated in a regional psychiatric hospital in Turkey

Nalan Gördeles Beşer, Leyla Baysan Arabacı, Gülçin Uzunoğlu.


Objective: The study was conducted to determine the profiles of the children pushed into crime who treated in psychiatric hospital between the years of 2010-2014. Methods: The study, designed as a Retrospective cohort, was conducted by examining the file records of 144 adolescents/children pushed into crime. These outpatient or inpatient adolescents / children were treated as forensic case in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Units in a regional psychiatric hospital between the years of 2010-2014. Results: 79.9% of investigated cases were men and their average age was 15.33±1.54. It was determined that 59.0% of the cases did not attend school while the treatment period because of the legal cause and 13.2% of these cases worked as a laborer before. 65.3 % them living with their family. Of 72.2% adolescents have negative relationship with their family. 11.8% of adolescents fathers’ have alcohol-substance and 4.9% of adolescent fathers’ have abuse and legal problems. 70.8% adolescents have diagnosis of chronic mental illness, 13.9% of them has more than one psychiatric diagnosis. 81.2's% adolescents have committed crimes for the first time and 18.8% of hem has repeated crime stories. It was determined that adolescents who have migration story and bad family relationships in their past involved in the crimes. Conclusion: It was determined that many of the adolescents pushed in to crime have mental disorder, their academic success and parents’ educational level are low , they have past migration story and the adolescents having a negative family relationships commit repetitive crime.

Key words: pushed into crime, child / adolescent, profile, mental health hospital

Article Language: Turkish English

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