TITLE

Recidivism Among a White-Collar Sample: Does Personality Matter?

AUTHOR(S)
Listwan, Shelley Johnson; Piquero, Nicole Leeper; Van Voorhis, Patricia
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology (Australian Acad;Apr2010, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p156
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
With the exception of correctional research, the role of personality has been understudied in criminology in general and in the study of white-collar crime in particular. The usefulness of personality has typically been restricted to use as a diagnostic tool in differentiating among offenders for correctional classification purposes. The current research focuses on a sample of white-collar offenders who were convicted in federal courts to explain what role personality plays in explaining their rates of recidivism. Using the Jesness Inventory as a measure of personality, findings reveal that personality type is a significant predictor of offender recidivism with neurotic personality type significantly predicting probability of rearrest.
ACCESSION #
49194390

 

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