Journal of Criminal Psychology: Volume 4 Issue 2


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Predicting recidivism for offenders in UK substance dependence treatment: do mental health symptoms matter?

Josefien J.F. Breedvelt, Lucy V. Dean, Gail Y. Jones, Caroline Cole, Hattie C.A. Moyes

The purpose of this paper is to assess whether mental health symptoms affect one-year reoffending rates upon release from prison for participants engaging in substance dependence…


When is an offender not a criminal? Instrumentality distinguishes self-reported offending of criminals

Donna Youngs, David Canter

Although most aetiological theories of crime assume that offenders are a distinct subset of the population, there is evidence that many illegal acts are committed by people who…

Features and motivators of emotionally expressive firesetters: the assessment of women in secure psychiatric settings

Clive G. Long, Geoffrey Dickens, Olga Dolley

The purpose of this paper is to assess the antecedent behaviours and consequences of firesetting for women in a secure psychiatric setting along with treatment engagement factors…

Suicide by cop: implications for crisis (hostage) negotiations

Marina Sarno, Vincent B. Van Hasselt

Suicide by cop (SbC) is a growing problem and presents special challenges to crisis (hostage) negotiation teams. The purpose of this paper is to examine current definitions of…

Alexithymia, Asperger's syndrome and criminal behaviour: a review

Katy-Louise Payne, Clive Hollin

The purpose of this paper is to review the empirical literature informing the nature of the relationship between criminal behaviour and both Alexithymia and Asperger's syndrome…

A contextualistic approach to antisocial personality

J. Carmelo Visdómine-Lozano

– The purpose of this paper is to introduce a contextualistic account of antisocial responding, with the addition of recent developments on the study of personality.

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