Post-Traumatic Stress and delinquency. A review of the literature The article reviews studies of PTSD in delinquent adolescents. Articles on PTSD in delinquent adolescents were retrieved through search engines (MEDLINE, Psychlit) and by exploration of references in those articles. The review highlights that delinquent adolescents have higher rates of PTSD symptoms when compared to adolescents in the general population. Published research shows substantial limitations and contradictory findings that need further investigations to be more informative. The developmental significance of the cooccurrence of PTSD and criminal behaviour is discussed within the Developmental Criminology paradigm aiming to encourage further empirical investigations and treatment implications.
Keywords: trauma, PTSD, antisocial behaviour, adolescence Parole chiave: trauma, PTSD, comportamento antisociale, adolescenza
Parole chiave: procedure, linee guida, protezione, abuso all’infanzia.