Through its discussion of research findings, theory, and actual case examples, this book illustrates clinical and forensic issues encountered by clinicians who must deal with difficult cases involving juvenile homicide.
Clinical Issues. Causes of juvenile homicide: a review of the literature. Clinical presentations of homicidal adolescents. A typology of juvenile homicide offenders. The adolescent witness to homicide. Forensic and Dispositional Issues. Clinicolegal issues for the forensic examiner. Competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility in the juvenile court. Legal outcome of juveniles charged with homicide. Juvenile homicide: a study in legal ambivalence. Treatment of the homicidal adolescent.