Many juvenile detention facilities are crowded, with limited space and an overburdened staff. Such conditions set realistic testing parameters. For example, tests must be short, easy to administer and screen relevant detention facility deportment and compliance problems.
Many detained juveniles attempt to minimize or deny their problems, attempt to "fake good" when tested, and some lie. This underscores the importance of juvenile detention tests containing a Truthfulness Scale. Other common problems include substance (alcohol and/or drugs) abuse, violence or acting out and attitudinal issues. Distress and impaired stress management abilities are also common.
Both tests (ACDI-Corrections Version II and the Juvenile Detention Exam) discussed in this website contain a Truthfulness Scale as well as an Alcohol and Drugs Scale. Other scales (measures) are included to fill out the juvenile detention profile.
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