CRIMINALITY AT MINORS WITH INTELLECTUAL DEFICIENCY

Kitkanj, Zoran (2009) CRIMINALITY AT MINORS WITH INTELLECTUAL DEFICIENCY. Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation, 10 (1-2). pp. 73-83. ISSN 1409-6099

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to present, from penological aspect, the involvement and structure of recidivism at minors with mental deficiency within the whole area of juvenile criminality in Macedonia. The research covers 62 subjects who pay the penalty in juvenile penitentiary or institutional measure directing to correctional institution for minors. Of the total number of minors who hold one of the above-mentioned sanctions, minors with lower average IQ are presented with 56.4%. The shown involvement is in penological terms (refers to minors who hold institutional measure correctional institution for minors or penalty - juvenile penitentiary) which does not mean that this category of juvenile delinquents participate in such percent in the total number of reported, accused and convicted minors. According to the research results it can be concluded that falling behind in intellectual development is an indicator for delinquent behavior but in no case it can be crucial or the most important factor for criminality. Of the total number of juvenile delinquents with intellectual deficit, 80% are repeat offenders in criminal legal sense. It is of great concern that 56% of the under average juvenile delinquents defied the law for the first time before the age of 14 years that is as children.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Vladimir Trajkovski
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2015 08:08
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2015 08:08
URI: http://eprints.jser.fon.edu.mk/id/eprint/146

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