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The authors initiated a closed-ended group for inmates in Patuxent Institution, a maximum security correctionalfacility located in Jessup, Maryland. This group was designed to provide aformat, by which inmates could examine and discuss a series of moral dilemmas in the Kohlbergian tradition, as...
Until recently, acts of rape were considered to be contradictory to the basic conception of the kibbutz as a society whose members do not become involved in serious crime. This study attempts to examine the preconceptions of rape of kibbutz youth as compared to those of middle-class urban youth...
In October 1990, Taiwan changed its criminal code on amphetamines, making possession and use of such substances a punishable act. Strong government intervention against amphetamines-related offenses supported by an uncritical general public has created an increasing criminal population. This...
The usefulness of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent (MMPI-A) for classifying adolescent offenders based on psychopathy was investigated with 101 male juvenile delinquents committed to a state training school. It was hypothesized that MMPI-A scales could indicate...
The childhood victimization of sex offenders was investigated. The victimization experiences were recorded from a treatment milieu for sex offenders. Two hundred and eighty-six offenders were involved in the study. Comparisons were done between groups to determine relationships between...
The authors report the killing of two inmates by a third inmate in a maximum security prison in the State of Wisconsin. All three had been sentenced to life imprisonmentfor murder, and one was a notorious serial killer. They touch on the variables ofjail/prison overcrowding, the psychosocial...
This article describes the possible etiology of sudden, uncharacteristic violence in adoptees. A "cumulative trauma " is identified that mayfoster unrealisticfantasies of the birth parents and lead to dissociation ofparts of the self including ragefulfeelings toward adoptive and birth parents....
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