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Background: Despite high rates of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and personality-related disturbances among delinquent juveniles, associations among ACEs, youth personality, and juvenile crime involvement are still unclear. High-risk samples of institutionalized youth are in specific need of a comprehensive assessment of ACEs and personality features...

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) predict juvenile offending and are associated with specific patterns of aggressive behavior. Nonetheless, adolescents in forensic psychiatry rarely meet diagnostic criteria for trauma related psychiatric disorders. Adequate assessment of ACEs in youths comprises a number of specific challenges. As a consequence,...