Type

Journal Article

Authors

Ashling Bourke
Philip Hyland
Mark Shevlin
Gary Adamson
Daniel Boduszek

Subjects

Sociology

Topics
hv social pathology psychology friends structural model social and public welfare social theory social identity thinking

The role of criminal social identity in the relationship between criminal friends and criminal thinking style within a sample of recidivistic prisoners (2013)

Abstract Previous research suggests a direct relationship between criminal friends and criminal thinking style; however, social identity theory proposes that identity mediates the impact of social group members on development of thinking styles. This research project is the first attempt to empirically test the mediating role of criminal social identity in the development of criminal thinking styles within a recidivistic prison sample (N = 312). The structural equation model of criminal thinking style presented and tested in this study supports the central predictions of social identity theory, with findings demonstrating an indirect effect of antisocial friend associations on criminal thinking through in-group affect and in-group ties with criminal in-group members that reflect two of three dimensions of the measure of criminal social identity applied in the current study. Further implications in relation to theory and previous studies are discussed.
Collections Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = H Social Sciences: HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
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 -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article

Full list of authors on original publication

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

Experts in our system

1
Ashling Bourke
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 24
 
2
Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 231
 
3
Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
4
Gary Adamson
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 17
 
5
Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 72