Journal of Criminal Psychology: Volume 7 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Pathological offending

Guest Editors: Matt DeLisi

The interplay between early language and temperamental difficulties in the prediction of severe antisocial behavior among males

Dylan B. Jackson

The purpose of this paper is to examine whether early language deficits increase the risk of severe antisocial behavior among male children, and whether this association varies as…

Distinguishing homicide, violent sexual, and violent juvenile offending

Michael T. Baglivio, Kevin T. Wolff

The purpose of this paper is to examine temperament differences, notably effortful control and negative emotionality, and correlates that distinguish between homicide, violent…

Juvenile homicide offender recidivism

Chad Trulson, Jon Caudill

The purpose of this paper is to examine and explain the recidivism outcomes of a large cohort of juvenile homicide offenders three years following their release from institutional…

Adverse childhood experiences, paraphilias, and serious criminal violence among federal sex offenders

Alan Drury, Tim Heinrichs, Michael Elbert, Katherine Tahja, Matt DeLisi, Daniel Caropreso

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a broad conceptual framework in the social sciences that have only recently been studied within criminology. The purpose of this paper is…


Sadism in sexual homicide offenders: identifying distinct groups

Kylie Reale, Eric Beauregard, Melissa Martineau

The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether it is possible to identify different types of sadistic offenders within a sample of sexual homicide offenders (SHOs).

What makes a difference? Evaluating the key distinctions and predictors of sexual and non-sexual offending among male and female juvenile offenders

Bryanna Fox

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the ability of a comprehensive set of covariates to distinguish and predict juvenile sex offenders (JSOs) from non-sexual juvenile…

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