Staying out of trouble: intentions of young male offenders.

  title={Staying out of trouble: intentions of young male offenders.},
  author={Renata Forste and L. T. G. Clarke and Stephen J. Bahr},
  journal={International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology},
  volume={55 3},
During the fall of 2005, we interviewed a sample of 103 young men aged 18 to 21 imprisoned at a young offender's prison in England. Drawing on the theory of planned behavior, as well as the theory of cognitive transformation, our purpose was to investigate prisoners' reports of their likelihood of reoffending following release from prison. Primary explanatory factors included measures of attitudes, behavioral control, and subjective norms. Attitudes measured inmates' plans of what they would do… CONTINUE READING

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