Journal of Criminal Psychology: Volume 2 Issue 2


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Predictive validity of self‐reported self‐control for different forms of recidivism

Lena Grieger, Daniela Hosser, Alexander F. Schmidt

This study aims to investigate the predictive validity of self‐control (SC) for several forms of criminal recidivism (general, property, violence, sexual).

An investigation of the role of personality, familial, and peer‐related characteristics in homicidal offending using retrospective data

Daniel Boduszek, Philip Hyland, Ashling Bourke

The current study seeks to assess the predictive utility of personality, family violence, associations with criminal friends, peer rejection, parental attachment, and…


Gender, emotionality, and victim impact statements

Kristine A. Peace, Deanna L. Forrester

The present study aims to examine the influence of emotional content and gender pertaining to victim impact statements (VIS) on sentencing outcomes.

The social cognition of violent offenders

Andrea Gauci, Clive R. Hollin

Social cognition is a prominent feature of explanations of crime, particularly violent crime. This paper aims to report a study that compared several aspects of the social…


Attributions for youth crime, accountability and legal competence

Karen Pfeffer, Maureen Maxwell, Amie Briggs

The aims of this study are to examine the influence of offender age, offender abuse history, crime outcome and attributions for crime on judgments about young offenders.

Medical evidence in child sexual assault cases

Tiffany Lewis, Bianca Klettke

Previous studies suggest that the presence of medical evidence is rare in child sexual assault (CSA) cases, and if present at all, such evidence is unlikely to identify a…

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