Type

Journal Article

Authors

Philip Hyland
Mark Shevlin
Gary Adamson
Daniel Boduszek

Subjects

Philosophy

Topics
psychology sample structural model thinking social theory social identity prisoners friends

The mediating role of criminal social identity in the relationship between criminal friends and criminal thinking style within a sample of recidivistic prisoners (2012)

Abstract Background: Previous research suggested a direct relationship between criminal friends and criminal thinking style; however Social Identity Theory (SIT) proposed that identity mediates the impact of social group members on development of thinking styles. Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to provide the first empirical investigation of the theoretical predictions of SIT and Self-Categorisation Theory in the field of criminal psychology. It was predicted that the three dimensions of criminal social identity mediate the impact of associations with criminal friends on criminal thinking styles. Method: This objective was tested within a sample of male recidivistic prisoners (N=312) using latent variable modelling method. Results: The structural equation model of criminal thinking style supported the central predictions of SIT, with findings demonstrating an indirect impact of criminal friends on criminal thinking through in-group affect and in-group ties with criminal in-group members which reflects two out of three dimensions of the Measure of Criminal Social Identity applied in the current study. Conclusion: Further implications in relation to theory and previous studies are discussed.
Collections Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College of Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College 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