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NCJ Number: 229454 Find in a Library
Title: Selected MMPI-2 Scores of Forensic Offenders in a Community Setting
Journal: Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:October - December 2009  Pages:299-309
Author(s): Edward A. Wise
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study analyzed selected Minnesota-Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) and PSY-5 scale data convicted offenders incarcerated and referred by local criminal courts.
Abstract: MMPI-2 clinical, validity, restructured clinical, content, selected supplemental, and PSY-5 scale data from convicted offenders who were incarcerated and referred by criminal courts were analyzed. Descriptive statistics, including frequency data for high points and well-defined two-point code types were provided. Compared to State and Federal inmates, significantly more individuals from the local community produced invalid MMPI-2 profiles. Consistent with reported trends toward the increased incarceration of the mentally ill, there were indications that comparatively more of this population demonstrated greater psychopathology than that typically reported from the general prison inmate population. Implications for practice are addressed. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Forensic psychology
Index Term(s): Corrections; Inmate characteristics; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Offender profiles; Personality assessment; Sociological analyses
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