The Psychological Effects of Solitary Confinement on Prisoners in Supermax Units
The psychological consequences of short- and long-term solitary confinement for prisoners in the United States subjected to administrative or disciplinary segregation are examined and a set of recommendations for the reform of secure housing is presented.
Explaining Paraphilias and Lust Murder: Toward an Integrated Model
The literature on sexual homicide and serial murder has offered mostly descriptive or anecdotal accounts. What seems to underscore these crimes is a series of paraphilias (i.e., sexually deviant…
The Confusion Over Psychopathy (I): Historical Considerations
This article is the first in a two-part series on psychopathy. Psychopathy is an elusive and perplexing psychological construct. Problems posed by this mental disorder are linked to changing…
Lifting the Cover on Drug Courts: Evaluation Findings and Policy Concerns
It is argued that based on empirical evaluation findings, drug treatment courts have achieved success in lowering rates of recidivism among drug offenders, despite problematic methodological and analytical concerns.
The Confusion over Psychopathy (II): Implications for Forensic (Correctional) Practice
This article is the second in a two-part series on psychopathy. The first article systematically, although provisionally, reviewed the major transitions associated with psychopathy’s historical…
Police officer attitudes and use of discretion in situations involving the mentally ill. The need to narrow the focus.
Social justice/criminal justice : the maturation of critical theory in law, crime, and deviance
- B. Arrigo
- Law, History
Forward by Thomas J. Bernard. Introduction by Bruce A. Arrigo. 1. Marxist Criminology and Social Justice, by Michael Lynch and Paul Stretesky. 2. Socialist Feminist Criminology and Social Justice, by…
Serial murder and the case of Aileen Wuornos: attachment theory, psychopathy, and predatory aggression.
It is argued that Aileen Wuornos was a cold blooded and calculated killer: a serial offender responsible for her delinquent and criminal behavior.
Concealed carry bans and the American college campus: a law, social sciences, and policy perspective
Abstract Should individuals on American college campuses be permitted to carry concealed weapons? This issue positions second Amendment liberty guarantees against personal safety concerns and…
Police Corruption and Psychological Testing: A Strategy for Preemployment Screening
The utility of the Inwald Personality Inventory and the Revised-NEO Personality Inventory in relation to assessing antisocial behavioral tendencies and conscientious personality traits is examined and it is argued that their combined use, appropriately administered in a testing situation, represents a reliable and valid predictor of good job performance.