Dr. Laura Echols
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Measures of Criminality, Criminal Sentiments Scale-Modified, Pride In Delinquency Scale, Predictors of delinquency
Criminology | Psychology | Sociology
Predictors of delinquency are discussed including sex, age, social class, and family environment. Not one, but a combination of these factors contribute to delinquency. While many psychologist rely on these factors to predict criminality, others turn inward and look at a person's attitude towards crime and delinquent behavior. The Criminal Sentiments Scale-Modified and the Pride in Delinquency Scale focuses solely on a person's attitude toward crime and criminal behavior. This study uses those 2 measures of criminality to examine attitudes toward crime and criminal behavior on the Bridgewater College campus among the student male population. The collected data was compared to previous data collected from a medium security institution in the Ontario region of the Correctional Service of Canada. It is hypothesized that the incarcerated offenders will have higher scores on both the CSS-M and the PID.
Rogers, Samantha, "Validation of Two Measures of Criminality: A Closer look at the Criminal Sentiments Scale-Modified and the Pride In Delinquency Scale" (2000). Honors Projects. 484.