Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Sociology

First Advisor

Andrew Hochstetler

Abstract

There exists an abundance of literature on career criminality within criminology and psychopathy within psychology. However, relatively little effort has been made linking the constructs together. This thesis examines the influence of several potential determinants of career criminality, psychopathy, and persistent offending. Some of these potential determinants of these constructs include several psychological and sociological factors. The data (N = 2,486) used in this thesis were originally collected in 1964 and 1965 from young males entering the California Youth Authority (CYA) who were then studied for the next 20 years. Binary logistic regression was used to evaluate the effect of the hypothesized determinants on career criminality, psychopathy, and offending persistence in three separate models. Onset of offending, race, and scores on a subscale of the California Psychological Inventory had significant effects in all three (career criminality, psychopathy, and offending persistence) models.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16182

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Christine Marie Graeve

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1446045

OCLC Number

182857933

ISBN

9780549141648

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

136 pages

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