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Psychopathy is the Unified Theory of Crime
Psychopathy is an important clinical construct that has been studied for more than 200 years and has exploded in recent years as a guiding explanatory concept for a range of antisocial behaviorsExpand
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Murder by numbers: monetary costs imposed by a sample of homicide offenders
Prior research on the monetary costs of criminal careers has neglected to focus on homicide offenders and tended to minimize the public costs associated with crime. Drawing on expanded monetizationExpand
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New frontiers in criminal careers research, 2000-2011: A state-of-the-art review
Purpose The criminal career paradigm is a major research focus in criminology, and the current state-of-the-art review explicates research published between 2000 and 2011.Materials and methodsExpand
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Self-control behind bars: A validation study of the Grasmick et al. scale
Much empirical support of self-control theory is based on the 24-item scale conceptualized by Grasmick and his colleagues. This study examined the dimensionality of the scale. Exploratory factorExpand
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Career Criminals in Society
Preface Chapter 1. Introduction, Two Glimpses at the Career Criminal The Life of Crime Overview of the Book Practitioner Approach Summary Chapter 2. The Empirical Evidence of Career CriminalsExpand
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Correlates of cruelty to animals in the United States: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
OBJECTIVE To examine the sociodemographic, behavioral, and psychiatric correlates of cruelty to animals in the US. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data were derived from a nationally representative sample ofExpand
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Criminal careers behind bars.
  • M. DeLisi
  • Medicine
  • Behavioral sciences & the law
  • 1 September 2003
In the criminal career literature, prison is usually viewed as an interruption of offending. Little research has applied the criminal career perspective to misconduct committed by prisoners. TheExpand
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Foundation for a temperament-based theory of antisocial behavior and criminal justice system involvement
Temperament has been shown to be associated with behavior for millennia but has not been explicitly used in a theory of crime.
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Psychiatric Correlates of Bullying in the United States: Findings from a National Sample
The aim of this study was to examine the psychiatric correlates of bullying behavior in the United States. Data were derived from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions,Expand
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Prevalence and correlates of fire-setting in the United States: results from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
Fire-setting is a serious and costly form of antisocial behavior. Our objective in this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of intentional fire-setting behavior in the United States.Expand
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