Prentice, Garry, Boduszek, Daniel and McLaughlin, Chris (2011) The Role of Personality in Development of Criminal Thinking Style. In: The 23rd Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, 26th - 29th May 2011, Washington, DC, USA. (Unpublished)

Previous research reported that individuals who enter prison with a low level of antisocial attitudes will develop more deviant thoughts with the passage of time due to criminal associations. However, this research suggests that the presence of criminal personality has the most significant impact on the development of a criminal thinking style.