Journal of Criminal Psychology: Volume 2 Issue 1


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Developmental correlates of offending patterns in serial rapists

David Joubert

The idea that criminal behavior is a function of the offender's personality, also called the Homology hypothesis, has a long history in forensic psychology and…

Dimensionality and construct validity of the Rosenberg self‐esteem scale within a sample of recidivistic prisoners

Daniel Boduszek, Mark Shevlin, John Mallett, Philip Hyland, Damian O'Kane

This study aims to examine the construct validity and factor structure of the Rosenberg self‐esteem scale (RSES) using a sample (n=312) of Polish prisoners incarcerated in…

Police confidence in lie detection: an assessment of crime types, Miranda and interview techniques

Durant Frantzen, Salih Hakan Can

Experimental research on lie detection has indicated that accuracy rates hover around chance but that police are significantly better in detecting deception in “high”…

An examination of judicial sentencing decisions in child pornography and child molestation cases in Canada

Sandy Jung, Shayla Stein

Accessing and distributing child pornography is an emerging problem. This paper aims to examine the judicial sentencing decisions of child pornography cases and whether…

Pre‐offense characteristics of nineteenth‐century American parricide offenders: an archival exploration

Phillip Chong Ho Shon, Shannon M. Barton‐Bellessa

Previous criminological research has examined the causes and correlates of violent juvenile offending, but failed to explore the developmental taxonomies of crime…

Kantian moral psychology and criminal behavior

Mark D. White

What leads a person to commit a crime, an act which not only violates moral norms and rules but also what are often considered to be among the most serious legal ones? A…

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