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Antisocial personality disorder and other personality traits in sexual offenders


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This study, using archival Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) data, investigated the differences in personality characteristics, depression and anxiety between 858 adult incarcerated non-sexual offenders, rapists and child molesters. The inmates had been routinely administered the Coolidge Correctional Inventory (CCI) upon their admission to CDOC. The results indicated that sexual offenders are more impaired in affective functioning than nonsexual offenders. The two groups most different from each other were the nonsexual offenders and the child molesters, whereas few differences were found between the rapists and child molesters. Nonetheless, offender type accounted for less than five percent of the variability in personality disorders. These findings suggest that there may be fewer differences in personality characteristics between sex offender groups than previously assumed.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Clinical psychology;
Personality psychology;
Criminology;
Antisocial personality disorder;
Sex crimes
Classification
0622: Clinical psychology
0625: Personality psychology
0627: Criminology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Antisocial personality disorder; Personality disorders; Sex offenders and personality characteristics; Sexual offenders
Title
Antisocial personality disorder and other personality traits in sexual offenders
Author
Francia, Charlotte A.
Number of pages
52
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0556
Source
DAI-B 69/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549751557
Advisor
White, Lorraine
University/institution
The University of the Rockies
Department
Clinical Psychology
University location
United States -- Colorado
Degree
Psy.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3324318
ProQuest document ID
304362990
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304362990
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