HIV and Juvenile Delinquency
The behaviors associated with higher risk of HIV infection are seen quite frequently in one of our more vulnerable populations, juveniles. Demonstrating even greater risk of infection within this population are delinquent and incarcerated juveniles. This article reviews the research on adolescents' attitudes and beliefs regarding HIV and its prevention. Specific considerations and current prevention programs for incarcerated and at-risk youths are reviewed. Based on this review, implications for juvenile forensic psychology professionals and society are discussed. New and better alternatives are sought to aid this highly vulnerable, largely under-served, and increasing group.
American Journal of Forensic Psychology