Are specific criminal offences associated with particular negative interpersonal relating styles?

NEWBERRY, Michelle and BIRTCHNELL, John (2016). Are specific criminal offences associated with particular negative interpersonal relating styles? In: BIRTCHNELL, John, NEWBERRY, Michelle and KALAITZAKI, Argyroula, (eds.) Relating theory: clinical and forensic applications. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 229-244.

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Abstract

This chapter presents research which explored whether particular forms of negative relating as measured by the Person’s Relating to Others Questionnaire (PROQ3; Birtchnell et al., Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 20(1), 36-48, 2013) were associated with specific forms of offending behaviour (Newberry and Birtchnell, Journal of Criminal Psychology, 1(1), 24-35, 2011). A sample of 923 prisoners serving sentences in a therapeutic community prison for male offenders were categorised on the basis of their offending behaviour and their PROQ3 scores were compared. It was found that neutral distance (ND: suspicious, uncommunicative, and self-reliant relating) and lower closeness (LC: fear of rejection and disapproval) were the scales most significantly associated with criminality in general. Some interesting differences were also found between offence groups: violent offenders and dishonest offenders scored higher on UD (sadistic, intimidating, and tyrannising relating) than homicide offenders and sex offenders

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1057/978-1-137-50459-3_18
Depositing User: Michelle Newberry
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 14:41
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 13:35
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12258

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