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NCJ Number: 91523 Find in a Library
Title: Accused Murderers - Five MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) Personality Types
Journal: Journal of Clinical Psychology  Volume:39  Issue:5  Dated:(September 1983)  Pages:761-768
Author(s): W P Anderson; W R Holcomb
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 8
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A study attempting to type violent offenders by using cluster analysis with Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory profiles of 110 men accused of capital and first degree murder identified 5 profile types.
Abstract: When these types were compared on 24 sociological and behavioral variables, they differed on 16. Significant variables include family history, drug and alcohol use, events preceding the crime, and relationship between the accused and victim. Comparisons were made with several other systems of classifying murderers. Study data, 1 note, and 17 references are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; Murder; Offender profiles
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