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NCJ Number: 118993 Find in a Library
Title: MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) Profiles of Women and Men Convicted of Domestic Homicide
Journal: Journal of Clinical Psychology  Volume:44  Issue:6  Dated:(November 1988)  Pages:847-866
Author(s): S C Kalichman
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 20
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the psychological characteristics of men and women convicted of domestic homicide.
Abstract: Demographic information and MMPIs were collected from women and men convicted of murdering their partners and men convicted of murdering strangers during the course of a crime. Analyses of variance indicated that women had significantly higher elevations than both groups of men, while men convicted of murdering strangers had higher elevations than men convicted of domestic murder. Findings suggest different patterns of psychopathology among homicide offenders depending on the offender's relationship to the victim. Results are discussed with reference to previous research on domestic murderers and female offenders. 1 figure, 2 tables, and 15 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Marital murder
Index Term(s): Family homicide; Psychological influences on crime
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