Journal of Criminal Psychology: Volume 8 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Biopsychosocial predictors of violent offending

Contextual variability in biopsychosocial pathways to violent offending

Danielle M. Fenimore, Wesley G. Jennings

The purpose of this paper is to use data from the Longitudinal Study of Violent Criminal Behavior in the USA to examine case configurations of violent behavior using a…

Resting heart rate and risk of violent encounters during arrest in a sample of law enforcement officers

Bryanna Fox, Lauren N. Miley, Richard K. Moule Jr

Research indicates that a link exists between resting heart rate (RHR) and various forms of antisocial, violent and criminal behavior among community and criminal samples…

The unified crime theory and the social correlates of crime and violence: problems and solutions

Nicholas Kavish, Brian Boutwell

Criminology has produced more than a century of informative research on the social correlates of criminal behavior. Recently, a growing body of theoretical and empirical work has…

Parental rejection and antisocial behavior: the moderating role of testosterone

Matthias Woeckener, Danielle L. Boisvert, Eric M. Cooke, Nicholas Kavish, Richard H. Lewis, Jessica Wells, Todd A. Armstrong, Eric J. Connolly, James M. Harper

Research reports a positive relationship between parental rejection and antisocial behavior in adolescents and young adults. Studies also report a positive association between…

The homicide circumplex: a new conceptual model and empirical examination

Matt DeLisi, Alan Drury, Michael Elbert

Homicide is the most severe form of crime and one that imposes the greatest societal costs. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the homicide circumplex, a set of traits…

“The beat of my heart”: the relationship between resting heart rate and psychopathy in a prospective longitudinal study

Henriette Bergstrøm, David P. Farrington

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between resting heart rate (RHR) and psychopathy. The literature on heart rate vs criminality (including violence) is…

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