THE TREATMENT OF JUVENILE HOMICIDE OFFENDERS

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Abstract

This article describes psychodynamic treatment of juvenile homicideoffenders whose lethal violence is the result of severe developmentaldeficits. The three major tasks of treatment are to reduce fear, to develop and strengthen ego functions, and to understand and accept thesocial, emotional, and legal consequences of the homicide. The role of regression in treatment is discussed, as are the issues ofgrief and guilt. Recommendations are made for assessing risk andtermination and transition criteria.

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