Boduszek, Daniel, Adamson, Gary, Hyland, Philip and Shevlin, Mark (2012) SEM model of criminal behaviour within a sample of recidivistic prisoners. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society. ISSN 1754-8837Full text not available from this repository.
Background: Research concerning the impact of family variables and criminal friends on adolescents has received considerable attention; however there is still only little empirical support to suggest that the same process occurs within adult offender population.
Aims: To investigate the impact of parental attachment, peer rejection, parental control and criminal peer associations on further criminal behaviour.
Method: Two alternative structural equation models of criminal behaviour were specified and empirically tested within a sample of recidivistic prisoners (N=312)
Results: Parental attachment has a significant influence on parental control and relationships with peers, and an indirect impact on associations with criminal friends via parental control. Further investigation suggests a direct influence of parental control on criminal associations and a strong impact of criminal friends on criminal behaviour. The only indirect predictor of criminal behaviour was parental control via criminal friends.
Conclusions: Further implications in relation to theory and previous studies are discussed.
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology|
|Divisions:||School of Business > Staff Research and Publications|
|Depositing User:||CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN|
|Date Deposited:||27 Mar 2015 11:25|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2015 11:25|
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