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Predicting Institutional Adjustment and Recidivism with the Psychopathy Checklist Factor Scores: A Meta-Analysis
  • G. Walters
  • Psychology
    Law and human behavior
  • 1 October 2003
TLDR
Findings disclosed that Factor 2 (Antisocial/Unstable Lifestyle) correlated moderately well with institutional adjustment and recidivism, whereas Factor 1 (Affective/Interpersonal Traits) was less robustly associated with these outcomes.
The Criminal Lifestyle: Patterns of Serious Criminal Conduct
A Working Hypothesis Criminological Theory Crime as a Lifestyle The Criminal Lifestyle Postulates and Key Terms The Criminal Lifestyle Developmental Issues The Criminal Lifestyle Cognitive Patterns
The Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles
This article describes the evolution, standardization, and preliminary validation of the Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles (PICTS), an instrument designed to measure thinking styles
The Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles
This article describes the evolution, standardization, and preliminary validation of the Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles (PICTS), an instrument designed to measure thinking styles
The Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles (PICTS)
TLDR
Data from men and women offenders indicate that the PICTS thinking, validity, and content scales possess moderate to moderately high internal consistency and test-retest stability, and two scales are sensitive to program-assisted change beyond what control subjects achieve spontaneously.
The Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles
The validity scales of the Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles (PICTS)—Confusion (Cf) and Defensiveness (Df)—were subjected to empirical analysis by contrasting inmates in three
Predicting criminal justice outcomes with the Psychopathy Checklist and Lifestyle Criminality Screening Form: a meta-analytic comparison.
  • G. Walters
  • Psychology
    Behavioral sciences & the law
  • 2003
TLDR
It is concluded that pending further evaluation in which these assessment measures are directly compared, the cost-effectiveness of the LCSF makes it an attractive alternative to the PCL-R in situations where risk of future offender disciplinary maladjustment or recidivism is of principal concern.
Comparing the relative fit of categorical and dimensional latent variable models using consistency tests.
TLDR
An approach to consistency testing is presented that builds on prior work demonstrating that parallel analyses of categorical and dimensional comparison data provide an accurate index of the relative fit of competing structural models.
Using Poisson Class Regression To Analyze Count Data in Correctional and Forensic Psychology
The benchmark model for count data is the Poisson distribution, and the standard statistical procedure for analyzing count data is Poisson regression. However, highly restrictive assumptions lead to
Appraising, researching and conceptualizing criminal thinking: a personal view.
  • G. Walters
  • Psychology, Law
    Criminal behaviour and mental health : CBMH
  • 1 June 2006
BACKGROUND It is argued that current interest in the concept of criminal thinking has its roots in traditional theories of criminology and criminal justice such as Sutherland's differential
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