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NCJ Number: NCJ 242701     Find in a Library
Title: Self-Reported Violent Offending Among Subjects with Genius-Level IQ Scores
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Author(s): J. C. Oleson ; Rachael Chappell
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:8  Dated:November 2012  Pages:715 to 730
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This research describes the self-reported offending of 465 high-IQ subjects for 8 violent crimes.
Abstract: While research indicates offenders have IQ scores approximately 8 points below the population average of 100, very little is known about the crimes of individuals with above-average IQ scores. The current research is not limited to acts of family violence, but it describes the self-reported offending of 465 high-IQ subjects for 8 violent crimes: robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, making a serious threat, serious assault, homicide, constructing an explosive device, kidnapping, and attempting suicide. Rates of prevalence and incidence are reported and compared to the rates from a control group of 756 individuals with average IQ scores. High-IQ subjects reported higher rates of prevalence, incidence, and arrest, but lower levels of conviction, than controls. A significant positive correlation exists for offenders between IQ score and lifetime incidence rate for robbery, homicide, and kidnapping, and a significant negative correlation exists between IQ score and incidence of attempted suicide. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Intelligence-crime relationships
Index Term(s): Intelligence Quotient (IQ) ; Violence ; Self reported crimes ; Crime analysis
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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