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NCJ Number: 78580 Find in a Library
Title: Administrative Control of Criminal Careers - A Sociopath Typology and Resultant Risks
Journal: Journal of Offender Counseling, Services and Rehabilitation  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:(Fall 1980)  Pages:79-89
Author(s): P S Dynes
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 11
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Parole boards attempt control of criminal careers through actions grounded upon selected pieces of information. This empirical longitudinal study examines the theoretical and administrative implications of information provided by a sociopath typology.
Abstract: Criminal history records of sociopathic and nonsociopathic felons were examined for evidence of career adjustments over an 11-year period. Results show that Hostile sociopaths had the highest risk of conviction while Nonsociopaths had the lowest conviction risk. Although data analysis is not yet complete, the findings indicate that as a single indicator the sociopath typology provides parole boards more decision-making and control value than almost any other variable. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Behavior typologies; Offender classification; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Sociopaths
Note: Presented at the panel 'Social Control and Social Disorganization Theories of Delinquency' at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA., November 7-10, 1979.
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