ERIC Number: EJ940065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
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Clutching at Straws: Is It Time to Abandon the Moral Judgment Deficit Explanation for Delinquency?
Emler, Nicholas; Tarry, Hammond
British Journal of Developmental Psychology, v25 n2 p191-195 Jun 2007
We respond to the commentary by Brusten, Stams, and Gibbs (2007) on the research by Tarry and Emler (2007), arguing for the appropriateness of key design decisions--studying delinquency as assessed by self-report in a sample of 12- to 15-year-old males. We argue that "known-group" methods for assessing involvement in delinquency, the major alternatives to self-report, produce divergent results with respect to moral judgment level because these methods are confounded with other influences on moral judgment level, in particular education.
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