Type

Journal Article

Authors

Philip Hyland
Mark Shevlin
Gary Adamson
Daniel Boduszek

Subjects

Sociology

Topics
measure psychology confirmatory factor analysis social identity social development social and public welfare hv social pathology social identification

Development and validation of a Measure of Criminal Social Identity within a sample of Polish recidivistic prisoners (2012)

Abstract Social identity is a well-established theoretical concept within psychological research; however, the role of criminal social identity has received far less research attention. One salient reason for the limited research relating to the concept of criminal social identity is the absence of a specific measure. The eight-item MCSI was used to collect data from recidivists incarcerated in high-security prison (Nā€‰=ā€‰312) to assess criminal social identification. These data were subjected to confirmatory factor analysis. Three alternative models of criminal social identity were specified and tested in Mplus 6, and results revealed that the data were best explained by a three-factor model of criminal social identity (cognitive centrality, in-group affect and in-group ties). The current study is important in terms of future research in criminology and psychology because the MCSI provides the first reliable MCSI, which was developed and validated on a relatively large recidivistic prison sample.
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

Philip Hyland, Mark Shevlin, Gary Adamson, Daniel Boduszek

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Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 231
 
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Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 125
 
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Gary Adamson
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 17
 
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Daniel Boduszek
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 72