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Dömd för brott? Sambandet mellan intagnas implicita och explicita attityder till brott och kriminell belastningsgrad

Tegnér, Marcus (2008)
Department of Psychology
Abstract
According to statistics two thirds of Swedish criminals relapse into crimes within three years (Brå, 2007). Researchers suggest a relationship between attitudes toward crime and delinquent behaviour (Andrews & Bonta, 2003), but whether these attitudes are implicit or explicit remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure both constructs. Using SC-IAT (Karpinski & Steinman, 2006) and constructs from the Theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1985), criminals (N = 51) in three different prisons in southern Sweden were tested. Analysis yielded mixed results. SC-IAT only correlated significantly with traffic crime and the explicit feeling thermometer with previous number of sentences. The results are discussed in terms of... (More)
According to statistics two thirds of Swedish criminals relapse into crimes within three years (Brå, 2007). Researchers suggest a relationship between attitudes toward crime and delinquent behaviour (Andrews & Bonta, 2003), but whether these attitudes are implicit or explicit remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure both constructs. Using SC-IAT (Karpinski & Steinman, 2006) and constructs from the Theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1985), criminals (N = 51) in three different prisons in southern Sweden were tested. Analysis yielded mixed results. SC-IAT only correlated significantly with traffic crime and the explicit feeling thermometer with previous number of sentences. The results are discussed in terms of cognitive balance theory and criminological theory of impulsivity. (Less)
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author
Tegnér, Marcus
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Attitudes, Theory of planned behavior, SC-IAT, criminal conduct, MCAA, Social psychology, Socialpsykologi
language
Swedish
id
1317608
date added to LUP
2008-02-07
date last changed
2008-02-07
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  abstract     = {According to statistics two thirds of Swedish criminals relapse into crimes within three years (Brå, 2007). Researchers suggest a relationship between attitudes toward crime and delinquent behaviour (Andrews & Bonta, 2003), but whether these attitudes are implicit or explicit remains unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to measure both constructs. Using SC-IAT (Karpinski & Steinman, 2006) and constructs from the Theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1985), criminals (N = 51) in three different prisons in southern Sweden were tested. Analysis yielded mixed results. SC-IAT only correlated significantly with traffic crime and the explicit feeling thermometer with previous number of sentences. The results are discussed in terms of cognitive balance theory and criminological theory of impulsivity.},
  author       = {Tegnér, Marcus},
  keyword      = {Attitudes,Theory of planned behavior,SC-IAT,criminal conduct,MCAA,Social psychology,Socialpsykologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Dömd för brott? Sambandet mellan intagnas implicita och explicita attityder till brott och kriminell belastningsgrad},
  year         = {2008},
}