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This exploratory study focuses on the experience of aging in prison among those classified as the new elderly offenders. Using a case study approach, in-depth interviews were conducted in the summer of 1992 at a maximum-security reception center in the Southeast. The sample consisted of 25 new...
The hypothesis that male incest perpetrators represent a heterogeneous population characterized by subtypes was investigated. Specifically, the variable of admission versus nonadmission to the incestuous offense was studied. The 13 MMPI clinical and validity scales and three derived MMPI...
This paper considers the implications for the British probation service of new penological demands being made of it by Government. Three relevant political trends are identified. It is concluded that if, in spite of ideological disagreement, the service extends its traditional professional...
The Cleckley psychopath is superficially charming and convincing in his behavior but also unreliable and callous. These personality characteristics imply that he/she may be prone to deceive and manipulate others. In the area of criminality, this may mean apropensity to fraud-like offenses. The...
The authors comment on society's approach to criminal responsibility in the past and at present, and on the M'Naghten, the Durham, and the American Law Institute definitions of legal sanity. Some statistical studies concerning the frequency and success of the insanity plea in the United States...
An exploratory survey of visitors to two men's prisons finds that the visitors differ in some significant ways from prisoners' families previously described in the literature. The results raise some questions about the correlation that has been established between visits and post-release success...
The present research reports the findings of a study assessing delinquency amongst British adolescents. The aim of the study was to investigate whether labelled and unlabelled delinquents differ in the patterns of their self-concept. Subjects were selected from secondary schools, educational...
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