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ERIC Number: EJ776820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0886-2605
Postdicting Arrests for Proactive and Reactive Aggression with the PICTS Proactive and Reactive Composite Scales
Walters, Glenn D.; Frederick, Alice A.; Schlauch, Charles
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v22 n11 p1415-1430 2007
The criminal arrest histories of 262 medium-security male inmates were correlated with the Proactive (P) and Reactive (R) composite scales of the Psychological Inventory of Criminal Thinking Styles (PICTS). As predicted, only scores on the P scale correlated significantly with prior arrests for proactive aggression (robbery, burglary) and only scores on the R scale correlated significantly with prior arrests for reactive aggression (assault, domestic violence) when age, education, race, and marital status were controlled in a series of negative binomial regression analyses. The P and R scales also predicted the total number of arrests received by participants in this sample after these same four demographic measures were controlled. The implications of these results for the construct validity of the PICTS composite scales and for matching offenders to interventions are discussed. (Contains 2 notes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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