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Different Points of a Continuum? Cross Sectional Comparison of the Current and Pre-contact Psychosocial Problems among the Different Categories of Adolescents in Institutional Care in Nigeria

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Title
Different Points of a Continuum? Cross Sectional Comparison of the Current and Pre-contact Psychosocial Problems among the Different Categories of Adolescents in Institutional Care in Nigeria
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BMC Public Health, July 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-12-554
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Authors

Olayinka Atilola

Abstract

The combination of adverse social indicators and a predominantly youthful population puts Nigeria, and indeed many countries of sub-Sahara Africa, at the risk of explosion in the number of youth coming in contact with the juvenile justice system. Despite this risk, custodial childcare systems in the region are still poorly developed with both juvenile offenders and neglected adolescents coming in contact with the systems being kept in the same incarcerating facility. The needs of these different groups of adolescents may be different. Knowing their common and unique needs can inform common prevention strategies and ensure that specific service-needs of different categories of adolescents in institutional custody are met.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 <1%
Unknown 140 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 19%
Researcher 17 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 8%
Student > Postgraduate 10 7%
Other 22 16%
Unknown 39 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 25 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 23 16%
Social Sciences 19 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 4%
Other 15 11%
Unknown 46 33%

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#9,905,609
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#12
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