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NCJ Number: NCJ 231423     Find in a Library
Title: Exploration of the Mechanisms Underlying the Development of Repeat and One-Time Violent Offenders
Author(s): Jemma C. Chambers
  Journal: Aggression and Violent Behavior  Volume:15  Issue:4  Dated:July/August 2010  Pages:210 to 323
Date Published: 07/2010
Page Count: 14
  Annotation: This paper reviews the different types of violent offender and explores the corresponding developmental trajectories that lead to violent behavior.
Abstract: Research on offending behavior has consistently revealed four personality types, including the primary psychopath, secondary psychopath, controlled, and inhibited. This review explores the development of violent behavior in each type. The callous unemotional personality of repeat offender primary psychopaths is echoed in the offense-specific justifications used by the controlled type. The repeat offender secondary psychopaths exhibit deficits in executive cognitive control, including impulsivity. Brain dysfunction due to depression in the inhibited type also enables impulsive behavior, leading to uncharacteristic violence. Distinct rehabilitation strategies for each of the types are discussed with reference to their developmental trajectories. (Published Abstract) Figures, tables, and references
Main Term(s): Violence
Index Term(s): Recidivism ; Recidivists ; Violent offenders ; Behavior patterns ; Personality assessment ; Psychological evaluation ; Literature reviews ; Violence causes
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Type: Literature Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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