The moderating role of psychopathic traits in the relationship between period of confinement and criminal social identity in a sample of juvenile prisoners

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/582521
Title:
The moderating role of psychopathic traits in the relationship between period of confinement and criminal social identity in a sample of juvenile prisoners
Authors:
Boduszek, Daniel; Dhingra, Katie; Debowska, Agata
Abstract:
The main aim of the current study was to examine how primary psychopathy may interact with period of confinement to predict Criminal Social Identity (CSI) scores, while controlling for covariates. Methods: The Measure of Criminal Social Identity, Levenson Self-report Psychopathy Scale, and the Measure of Criminal Attitudes and Associates were administered to 126 male juvenile offenders incarcerated in prisons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Results: Results indicated no significant direct relationship between period of confinement and CSI scores. However, as expected, a significant moderating effect of primary psychopathy on the association between period of confinement and CSI scores was observed while controlling for covariates. Specifically, the significant effect of period of confinement on CSI was observed only for those participants who scored higher (1 SD above the mean) on primary psychopathy (affective and interpersonal features). Conclusion: For incarcerated juveniles with greater primary psychopathic traits, the formation and/or intensification of CSI may be an adaptive response to incarceration.
Affiliation:
University of Huddersfield; SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Katowice, Poland; Leeds Beckett University; University of Chester
Citation:
Boduszek, D., Dhingra, K., & Debowska, A. (2016). The moderating role of psychopathic traits in the relationship between period of confinement and criminal social identity in a sample of juvenile prisoners. Journal of Criminal Justice, 44, 30-35. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.005
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Criminal Justice
Publication Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/582521
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.005
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-criminal-justice/
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0047-2352
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBoduszek, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorDhingra, Katieen
dc.contributor.authorDebowska, Agataen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-23T14:19:45Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-23T14:19:45Zen
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.citationBoduszek, D., Dhingra, K., & Debowska, A. (2016). The moderating role of psychopathic traits in the relationship between period of confinement and criminal social identity in a sample of juvenile prisoners. Journal of Criminal Justice, 44, 30-35. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.005en
dc.identifier.issn0047-2352en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2015.11.005en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/582521en
dc.description.abstractThe main aim of the current study was to examine how primary psychopathy may interact with period of confinement to predict Criminal Social Identity (CSI) scores, while controlling for covariates. Methods: The Measure of Criminal Social Identity, Levenson Self-report Psychopathy Scale, and the Measure of Criminal Attitudes and Associates were administered to 126 male juvenile offenders incarcerated in prisons in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Results: Results indicated no significant direct relationship between period of confinement and CSI scores. However, as expected, a significant moderating effect of primary psychopathy on the association between period of confinement and CSI scores was observed while controlling for covariates. Specifically, the significant effect of period of confinement on CSI was observed only for those participants who scored higher (1 SD above the mean) on primary psychopathy (affective and interpersonal features). Conclusion: For incarcerated juveniles with greater primary psychopathic traits, the formation and/or intensification of CSI may be an adaptive response to incarceration.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-criminal-justice/en
dc.subjectCriminal Social Identityen
dc.subjectPsychopathyen
dc.subjectPrisonizationen
dc.subjectjuvenile offendersen
dc.subjectModeration Analysisen
dc.titleThe moderating role of psychopathic traits in the relationship between period of confinement and criminal social identity in a sample of juvenile prisonersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Huddersfield; SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Katowice, Poland; Leeds Beckett University; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Criminal Justiceen
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