Inmate Thinking Patterns

  title={Inmate Thinking Patterns},
  author={Jon T. Mandracchia and Robert D. Morgan and Sheila Garos and J. Travis Garland},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={1029 - 1043}
This study investigated patterns of maladaptive thinking in 435 offenders and sought to develop and preliminarily validate a measure of criminal thinking patterns. An exploratory factor analysis of 77 thinking errors derived from four theories of cognitive distortions that influence behavior yielded a three-factor model of dysfunctional thinking among offenders. Interpretations of these three factors were provided (i.e., Control, Cognitive Immaturity, and Egocentrism). Implications for… 

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