Date of Award
Master of Science
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.
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Christine Marie Graeve
Graeve, Christine Marie, "An exploratory look at career criminality, psychopathy, and offending persistence: convergence of criminological and psychological constructs?" (2007). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 15046.