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    Pathways between types of crime and criminal social identity: A network approach

    Boduszek, Daniel and Debowska, Agata and Sharratt, Kathryn and McDermott, Danielle and Sherretts, Nicole and Willmott, Dominic and Popiolek, Katarzyna and Hyland, Philip (2021) Pathways between types of crime and criminal social identity: A network approach. Journal of Criminal Justice, 72. p. 101750. ISSN 0047-2352

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    Criminal social identity (CSI) is a factor for criminal behaviour. CSI should therefore be a target of interventive strategies aiming to reduce the risk of re-offending. To date, there is limited knowledge on how CSI is expressed among individuals with different criminal histories, undermining the efforts to develop and target appropriate rehabilitative strategies. In the present investigation, network analysis was applied to model the pattern of relationships between different crime types and CSI. In total, eight networks were estimated among prisoners from the USA (n = 772), UK (n = 638), and Poland (n = 1591). Results show different pathways between CSI scores and crime types across samples. CSI formed positive links with acquisitive crime among U.S. and Polish male prisoners. Homicide formed negative associations with CSI among male prisoners from the USA and Poland as well as U.S. female prisoners. Crimes for which an individual is likely to face social stigmatization were positively associated with CSI in U.S. females and UK males. It is anticipated that from these results, we will be able to build a better understanding of the structural relationships between different types of criminal activity and CSI, subsequently leading to more effective rehabilitation strategies.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Daniel Boduszek, Agata Debowska, Kathryn Sharratt, Danielle McDermott, Nicole Sherretts, Dominic Willmott, Katarzyna Popiolek, Philip Hyland, Pathways between types of crime and criminal social identity: A network approach, Journal of Criminal Justice, Volume 72, 2021, 101750, ISSN 0047-2352, Copyright: no embargo
    Keywords: Criminal social identity; Types of crime; Prisoners Network analysis;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 16520
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    Depositing User: Philip Hyland
    Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 10:01
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Criminal Justice
    Publisher: Science Direct
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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