A Comparison on the Life Quality Between the Criminal and Normal Adolescent in the City of Lordegan

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student in Criminal Law and Criminology, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Law, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran.


Introduction and purpose: Emotional and behavioral problems such as crime cause serious damage the adolescents and relatives’ normal process. Therefore, the present study was conducted to compare the life quality in the criminal and normal adolescent in the city of Lordegan.
Methodology: The present study was conducted through quantitative method in causal-comparative type. The statistical population of the present study was the criminal adolescents (12-to-18-year-old age group) in the town of Lordegan in juvenile detention center in 2020. The research sample included 60 criminal and 60 non-criminal adolescents homogenous in age and gender who were selected through available method (total number of 120 adolescents). The applied questionnaire included life quality questionnaire (Weir and Sherbon, 1992) which were filled out individually by the members of the two groups.
Findings: According to the results, there is a significant difference (p<0.05) between life quality and its aspects including the role disorder due to emotional health, emotional wellbeing, social function and general health in the criminal and normal adolescents in a way that the criminal adolescents have higher role disorder and weaker emotional wellbeing, social function, and general health than the normal adolescents.
Conclusion: According to the low level of life quality in the emergence of adolescents’ crime, and taking the increasing inflation in recent years and the decrease of economic aspect of the adolescents’ life quality, it is better to hold interventions with the purpose of increasing the adolescents’ life quality at schools in order to avoid the emergence of crime.


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