Juvenile Delinquency refers to evaluations conducted with youths who are legally defined as minors. As minors, the nature of their crime does not result in sanctions typical of criminal proceedings. Evaluations of juvenile delinquency can vary in nature and scope. One of the most common evaluations in juvenile delinquency proceedings is referred to as a “dispositional evaluation.” In these types of evaluations the clinician is asked to consider factors such as the youth’s maturity, his overall development, the degree of sophistication and severity of the crime, the youth’s potential for recidivism and his/her potential for rehabilitation, in arriving at a most appropriate disposition for the youth.
All Forensic Evaluations