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Authors: Baruah, Anganabha
Keywords: Master of Philosophy in Social Sciences
Kesharwani, Prashant
Conflict Disorder-Ecological Perspective
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: TISS Guwahati Campus
Abstract: The research on conduct disorder (CD) has recently shifted from radical approaches towards more humanitarian perspective. Before the birth of juvenile justice system, behavioural manifestations of conduct disorder were treated as offenses and children were labelled as criminals like adults. As a result, rather than receiving mental health care, they were incarcerated, guillotined or hanged like adult criminals. Earlier, CD was used synonymously with “delinquency”. But in the current version of DSM, APA (2013) has limited using of the term ‘delinquency" due to the stigma and labelling attached with it. CD threatens the overall wellbeing of a child and their future as adults in society. On the basis of the existing literature; it is apparent that the various disciplinary understandings of conduct disorder either emphasized on individual or societal factors. However, understanding CD either as an outcome of agency or structure provides us a partial understanding of the issue. Therefore, it is difficult to subject conduct disorder to such reductionist explanation which presents an urgency to inculcate a holistic framework to understand interactions of both individual and his surrounding environment.
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