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NCJ Number: 160689 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Use of the MMPI-2 in Correctional Settings (From Forensic Applications of the MMPI-2, P 127-159, 1995, Yossef S Ben-Porath, et al, eds. -- See NCJ-160683)
Author(s): E I Megargee; J L Carbonell
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: MH-18468; 83-IJ-CX-0001; 88-IJ-CX-0006; 89-IJ-CX-0028
Sale Source: Sage Publications, Inc
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
United States of America
Dataset: DATASET 1
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter overviews research on applications of the original Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and the MMPI-2 in corrections, concentrating on their use in assessment and classification.
Abstract: Most early investigations of the MMPI in corrections focused on determining typical MMPI profiles among various samples of criminal offenders. These descriptive studies emphasized the assessment and treatment of juvenile delinquents, adult offenders, and minorities. Although researchers found that profile patterns of different inmate groups have intrinsic interest, they also determined that most correctional users of the MMPI are more interested in how the MMPI can help them manage and treat offenders. Specific applications of the MMPI and MMPI-2 are reported that focus on retrospective versus prospective assessments, studies using the standard MMPI and MMPI-2 scales, studies using special scales, and studies based on multivariate analysis. The MMPI-based offender classification system is described, and directions for future research on personality assessment are noted. 108 references and 6 notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Adult offenders; Behavior typologies; Behavioral science research; Forensic psychology; Forensic sciences; Juvenile delinquents; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Minorities; Offender classification; Personality assessment; Psychological evaluation; Psychological research; Psychologists role in corrections; Psychologists role in criminal justice
Note: Applied Psychology, Volume 2: Individual, Social, and Community Issues
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