Working at the social-clinical-community-criminology interface: The GMU Inmate Study.

@article{Tangney2007WorkingAT,
  title={Working at the social-clinical-community-criminology interface: The GMU Inmate Study.},
  author={June P Tangney and Debra Mashek and Jeffrey B. Stuewig},
  journal={Journal of social and clinical psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={1-21}
}
This paper describes our attempt to import social-personality theory and research on moral emotions and moral cognitions to applied problems of crime, substance abuse, and HIV risk behavior. Thus far, in an inmate sample, we have evidence that criminogenic beliefs and proneness to guilt are each predictive of re-offense after release from jail. In addition, we have evidence that jail programs and services may reduce criminogenic beliefs and enhance adaptive feelings of guilt. As our sample size… CONTINUE READING

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