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NCJ Number: 120847 Find in a Library
Title: Rejoinder -- Personality and Crime: Toward Knowledge Construction
Journal: Justice Quarterly  Volume:6  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1989)  Pages:325-332
Author(s): D A Andrews; J S Wormith
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 8
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In his response to "Personality and Crime," Professor Gibbons took issue with several of our specific points.
Abstract: Several of these points are reviewed in this rejoinder, and we list our rationalizations for naming names (or for what Gibbons calls our "verbal thumping" of individual criminologists). More important, we find that Gibbons agrees on the need for a self-consciously "social" criminology to display greater respect for both evidence and human diversity. The paper closes with a specification of the criterion variable within the psychology of crime and with an appeal for an openness to the full range of potential covariates of that criterion variable, be they biological, personal, or social. 11 references. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminality prediction
Index Term(s): Psychological theories; Social Learning
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