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Handbook of Scales for Research in Crime and Delinquency

  • Stanley L. Brodsky
  • H. O’Neal Smitherman
Book

Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (MPIE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 9-19
  4. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 21-23
  5. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 25-30
  6. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 31-41
  7. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 43-96
  8. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 97-147
  9. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 149-223
  10. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 225-372
  11. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 373-440
  12. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 441-521
  13. Stanley L. Brodsky, H. O’Neal Smitherman
    Pages 523-597
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 599-615

About this book

Introduction

In contrast to the great diversity of other crime and delinquency research measures, those drawn from the CPI and the MMPI have much in common. They are taken from standardized instruments administered under controlled conditions, with known stimulus properties and validity indicators. The CPI and MMPI measures will frequently be instruments of choice in research on personality and psychodynamics of offenders. CHAPTER 6 Law Enforcement and Police This chapter encompasses a variety of scales that refer to law enforcement or police agencies. Unfortunately, in the case of many scales, these terms are used simply with the assumption that the respondents understand the concepts and use them in the same way as researchers. In other cases, however, specific policing functions are identified and described. As noted in Chapter 3, a standard order of scale presentation is followed. First the attitudes scales are presented, followed by the behavior ratings, per­ sonality measures, milieu ratings, prediction measures and finally the very broad category of description. After the reviews are completed within each subcategory, other scales in that category are listed. (See Chapter 2 for a description of the criteria that were used in deciding upon whether a scale would be reviewed or simply listed. ) Listed scales are presented by title and bibliographic reference, followed by a very brief description.

Keywords

Delinquency behavior dynamics juvenile delinquency personality police psychodynamics psychology research social work

Authors and affiliations

  • Stanley L. Brodsky
    • 1
  • H. O’Neal Smitherman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Partlow State SchoolTuscaloosaUSA

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