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ARE SOME PEOPLE CRIME‐PRONE? REPLICATIONS OF THE PERSONALITY‐CRIME RELATIONSHIP ACROSS COUNTRIES, GENDERS, RACES, AND METHODS

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CASPI, A; MOFFITT, TE; SILVA, PA; STOUTHAMER‐LOEBER, M; KRUEGER, RF; SCHMUTTE, PS
Published in: Criminology
January 1, 1994

We examined the relation between personality traits and crime in two studies. In New Zealand we studied 18‐year‐old males and females from an entire birth cohort. In Pittsburgh we studied an ethnically diverse group of 12‐ and 13‐year‐old boys. In both studies we gathered multiple and independent measures of personality and delinquent involvement. The personality correlates of delinquency were robust in different nations, in different age cohorts, across gender, and across race: greater delinquent participation was associated with a personality configuration characterized by high Negative Emotionality and weak Constraint. We suggest that when Negative Emotionality (the tendency to experience aversive affective states) is accompanied by weak Constraint (difficulty in impulse control), negative emotions may be translated more readily into antisocial acts. We review additional evidence about the developmental origins and consequences of this personality configuration and discuss its implications for theories about antisocial behavior. Copyright © 1994, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

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Criminology

DOI

EISSN

1745-9125

ISSN

0011-1384

Publication Date

January 1, 1994

Volume

32

Issue

2

Start / End Page

163 / 196

Related Subject Headings

  • Criminology
  • 4402 Criminology
  • 2203 Philosophy
  • 2201 Applied Ethics
  • 1602 Criminology
 

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CASPI, A., MOFFITT, T. E., SILVA, P. A., STOUTHAMER‐LOEBER, M., KRUEGER, R. F., & SCHMUTTE, P. S. (1994). ARE SOME PEOPLE CRIME‐PRONE? REPLICATIONS OF THE PERSONALITY‐CRIME RELATIONSHIP ACROSS COUNTRIES, GENDERS, RACES, AND METHODS. Criminology, 32(2), 163–196. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-9125.1994.tb01151.x
CASPI, A., T. E. MOFFITT, P. A. SILVA, M. STOUTHAMER‐LOEBER, R. F. KRUEGER, and P. S. SCHMUTTE. “ARE SOME PEOPLE CRIME‐PRONE? REPLICATIONS OF THE PERSONALITY‐CRIME RELATIONSHIP ACROSS COUNTRIES, GENDERS, RACES, AND METHODS.” Criminology 32, no. 2 (January 1, 1994): 163–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-9125.1994.tb01151.x.
CASPI A, MOFFITT TE, SILVA PA, STOUTHAMER‐LOEBER M, KRUEGER RF, SCHMUTTE PS. ARE SOME PEOPLE CRIME‐PRONE? REPLICATIONS OF THE PERSONALITY‐CRIME RELATIONSHIP ACROSS COUNTRIES, GENDERS, RACES, AND METHODS. Criminology. 1994 Jan 1;32(2):163–96.
CASPI, A., et al. “ARE SOME PEOPLE CRIME‐PRONE? REPLICATIONS OF THE PERSONALITY‐CRIME RELATIONSHIP ACROSS COUNTRIES, GENDERS, RACES, AND METHODS.” Criminology, vol. 32, no. 2, Jan. 1994, pp. 163–96. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1745-9125.1994.tb01151.x.
CASPI A, MOFFITT TE, SILVA PA, STOUTHAMER‐LOEBER M, KRUEGER RF, SCHMUTTE PS. ARE SOME PEOPLE CRIME‐PRONE? REPLICATIONS OF THE PERSONALITY‐CRIME RELATIONSHIP ACROSS COUNTRIES, GENDERS, RACES, AND METHODS. Criminology. 1994 Jan 1;32(2):163–196.
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Published In

Criminology

DOI

EISSN

1745-9125

ISSN

0011-1384

Publication Date

January 1, 1994

Volume

32

Issue

2

Start / End Page

163 / 196

Related Subject Headings

  • Criminology
  • 4402 Criminology
  • 2203 Philosophy
  • 2201 Applied Ethics
  • 1602 Criminology