Type

Journal Article

Authors

Gary Adamson
Mark Shevlin
Ashling Bourke
Philip Hyland
Daniel Boduszek

Subjects

Philosophy

Topics
social and public welfare hv social pathology violent behaviour logistic regression analysis personality traits psychology social factors social identity

Assessment of psycho-social factors predicting recidivistic violent offenses within a sample of male prisoners (2013)

Abstract The aim of current research was to investigate the role of prisonization, personality traits, and criminal social identity in predicting violent offending within a sample of recidivistic inmates from high security prison. Logistic regression analysis demonstrated that a higher frequency of imprisonments, higher levels of extraversion, higher levels of cognitive centrality and lower levels of in-group affect all predict a greater probability of committing a violent criminal act. These results provide a substantial contribution to the criminal psychology literature by further elucidating the intricate role of extraversion in the understanding of criminal behaviour, empirically demonstrating the importance of criminal social identity in the prediction of violent criminal behaviour, and providing additional support for the possible role of prisonization effects in the emergence of violent criminal behaviour.
Collections Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Status = Published

Full list of authors on original publication

Gary Adamson, Mark Shevlin, Ashling Bourke, Philip Hyland, Daniel Boduszek

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Gary Adamson
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 17
 
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Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
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Ashling Bourke
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 24
 
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Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 231
 
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Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 72