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39 J. Offender Rehab. 1 (2004)

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Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Vol. 39 (1), 2004. Pp. 1-17.
http://www.haworthpress.com/web/JOR
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Digital Object Identifier: 10.1300/J076v39n01_01





Cluster-Derived Groupings of the Behavior

Assessment System for Children

Among Male Juvenile Offenders



ZANE T. SCARBOROUGH
The University of Georgia, Athens

BRIAN A. GLASER
The University of Georgia, Athens

GEORGIA B. CALHOUN
The University of Georgia, Athens

TRES STEFURAK
The University of Georgia, Athens

JOHN V. PETROCELLI
Indiana University


ABSTRACT Examined the cluster-derived typologies of   males in a juve-
nile offender sample. Adolescent males, age 12-17, in a regional youth de-
tention center were given the Behavior Assessment System for Children-
Self Report-Adolescent  (BASC-SRP-A; C. Reynolds & R. Kamphaus,
1992) and  the Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI;  T. Millon,
1993). Hierarchical cluster analysis was used to determine cluster member-
ship across the scales of the BASC-SRP-A, and these clusters were com-
pared to cluster groupings across the scales of the MACI. Clusters were
then compared to the severity of youth offense history. A five-cluster solu-
tion was  developed  with only one  cluster suggesting severe problem

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