Detained Youths More Likely to Die Violent Deaths as Adults by Gary Gately
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Those arrested and detained as youths were much more likely to die violent deaths as adults than those who were not, says a new study.
The study, published in the June 16 issue of the journal “Pediatrics,” found that females who had been arrested and detained as youths died violent deaths as adults at nearly five times the rate of the general population, while males arrested and detained as youths died violent deaths at three times the rate of the general population.
“The risk of death is just phenomenally higher in this population than in the general population,” the study’s lead author, Linda Teplin, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told JJIE. “We’re talking about stunning differences between our sample and the general population.”