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NCJ Number: 120846 Find in a Library
Title: Comment -- Personality and Crime: Non-Issues, Real Issues, and a Theory and Research Agenda
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:311-323
Author(s): D C Gibbons
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 23
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Andrews and Wormith paper in this issue presents a detailed attach on mainstream criminologists for their failure to acknowledge the role of individual differences and personality factors in lawbreaking.
Abstract: The authors accuse sociological criminologists of "knowledge destruction." In response, this paper concedes the basic point made by Andrews and Wormith but also argues that they overstate their case and engage in "knowledge distortion." More important, the paper suggests some of the directions that ought to be pursued in future theorizing and research on this question. 36 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminality prediction
Index Term(s): Psychological theories; Social Learning
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