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Title: The relationship between moral reasoning, provictim attitudes, and interpersonal aggression among imprisoned young offenders.
Authors: Palmer, EJ
Begum, A
First Published: Aug-2006
Citation: INT J OFFENDER THER COMP CRIMINOL, 2006, 50 (4), pp. 446-457
Abstract: This study examined the relationship between moral reasoning, provictim attitudes, and interpersonal aggression among imprisoned young offenders. The participants were 60 imprisoned male young offenders from a young offender institution or remand centre. Using the Direct and Indirect Prisoner Behaviour Checklist, the offenders were categorised as one of four groups: perpetrator, victim, perpetrator-victim, or not involved. Participants in the four groups were compared on measures of provictim attitudes and sociomoral reasoning. The results showed that the majority of the participants were involved in victimising behaviours, with 43.3% falling into the perpetrator-victim category. Victims had significantly more empathic attitudes toward victims than did those in the perpetrator-victim group. No significant differences were found among the four groups on the sociomoral reasoning measure, nor was there a significant correlation between sociomoral reasoning and provictim attitudes. The results are discussed in terms of previous research and their implications for practice.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0306624X05281907
ISSN: 0306-624X
Links: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/16663
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Psychology

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