Criminal Psychology

Publication Title: 
Child Abuse & Neglect

Case records written between 1939 and 1945 were used to divide 232 males among four categories, according to how they had been treated as children: "Neglected," "Abused," "Rejected," or "Loved." The groups were similar in terms of poverty and proportions from broken homes. The abused and the rejected were more likely to have been reared by aggressive parents. In addition, the abused were most likely to have also been exposed to high demands for adult behaviors and dominant fathers.

Author(s): 
McCord, J.
Publication Title: 
Violence and Victims

Motives for anger and aggression in love triangles are discussed and then examined using homicide data and survey data from college students. We find that love triangles are a more important motive when females commit homicide than when males commit homicide. Females usually kill their lover while males usually kill their rival. Male attacks on male rivals reflect identity concerns, according to the college student data. Anger at both the partner and rival also depends on the assignment of blame.

Author(s): 
Felson, R. B.
Publication Title: 
Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Child sexual abusers' descriptions of their thoughts, behaviors, and relationships were identified by reviewing qualitative research studies published between 1982 and 2001. Offenders used cognitive distortions to meet personal needs, protect themselves from aversive self-awareness, and overcome internal inhibitions against engaging children in sexual activity. Offenders carefully groomed their victims by systematically separating them from their families and peers and socializing them into sexual relationships.

Author(s): 
Lawson, Louanne
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research

The aim of this study was to show some specificity of syntax of narratives created by persons diagnosed with antisocial personality. The author attempted to verify and supplement information that persons with antisocial personality have an incapacity for emotional language. Scores of 60 prisoners with high antisocial tendencies, 40 prisoners with low antisocial tendencies, and 100 men without the antisocial tendencies, were analyzed. The participants had to describe the situations of love, hate and anxiety inspired by the photographs. The narrative discourse was analyzed.

Author(s): 
Gawda, Barbara
Publication Title: 
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Author(s): 
Orne, M. T.
Evans, F. J.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Olinger, L. B.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Coe, W. C.
Kobayashi, K.
Howard, M. L.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Kline, M. V.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Watkins, J. G.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Author(s): 
Coe, W. C.
Kobayashi, K.
Howard, M. L.

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