Kielkiewicz, Krzysztof, Boduszek, Daniel and Hyland, Philip (2012) An empirical investigation of mediating role of criminal friends in relationship between criminal attitudes and criminal behaviour within a prison violent sample. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society. ISSN 1754-8837Metadata only available from this repository.
Background: Previous studies suggested a significant interaction between criminal attitudes, associations with criminal friends, and criminal behaviour.
Aims: The purpose of current investigation was to provide the possible mediating role of associations with criminal friends between criminal attitudes, and criminal behaviour.
Method: The Measure of Criminal Attitudes & Associates and Recidivistic Scale were administrated to 133 violent offenders from high security prison.
Results: The proposed path model tested was found to be a good fit of the observed data, with each of the respective fit indices exceeding the criteria for a good fitting model. Thus results suggest that presence and influence of criminal friends has a significant meditating effect on interaction between criminal attitudes and recidivistic behaviour.
Conclusions: Our findings add to better understanding of the factors involved in the development of criminal behaviour and possible targets of intervention to reduce levels of criminality.
|Additional Information:||Paper presented at 2012 Northern Ireland Branch Annual Conference The Manor House Resort, Killadeas, Co Fermanagh 11th-13th May 2012|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research|
School of Human and Health Sciences
|Depositing User:||Daniel Boduszek|
|Date Deposited:||07 Nov 2012 12:43|
|Last Modified:||07 Nov 2012 12:43|
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