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dc.contributor.advisorBorduin, Charles M.eng
dc.contributor.authorSawyer, Aaron M. (Aaron Martin)eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 5, 2009).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Charles M. Borduin.eng
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractIn this study, we examined the long-term criminal and civil court outcomes of 176 serious and violent juvenile offenders who had participated in either multisystemic therapy (MST) or individual therapy (IT) in a randomized clinical trial (Borduin et al., 1995). Data on criminal arrests, incarceration, and civil court involvement were obtained on average 21.9 years (range 18.3 - 23.8) after treatment completion when participants were on average 37.3 years old. Results showed that MST participants had significantly lower recidivism rates than IT participants for violent crimes (23.2% vs. 39.2%, respectively) and for all felony class crimes (39.5% vs. 58.2%, respectively). Additionally, MST participants were involved in fewer civil court suits related to family instability (e.g., divorces, paternity suits). The present study represents the longest and most comprehensive follow-up to date of a MST clinical trial and suggests that MST is relatively effective in reducing long-term criminal activity among serious and violent juvenile offenders.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb71546534eng
dc.identifier.oclc449219907eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5730eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5730
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theseseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshJuvenile delinquents -- Rehabilitationeng
dc.subject.lcshConduct disorders in adolescence -- Treatmenteng
dc.subject.lcshEcological family therapyeng
dc.subject.lcshFamily counselingeng
dc.subject.lcshCriminal behavior -- Preventioneng
dc.titleMultisystemic therapy across the lifespan : a 21.9-year follow-up to a randomized clinical trial with serious and violent juvenile offenderseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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