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The Integrated Psychosocial Model of Criminal Social Identity (IPM-CSI)

Boduszek, D and Dhingra, K and Debowska, A (2016) The Integrated Psychosocial Model of Criminal Social Identity (IPM-CSI). Deviant Behavior, 37 (9). pp. 1023-1031. ISSN 0163-9625

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Abstract

The integrated psychosocial model of criminal social identity attempts to synthesize, distill, and extend our knowledge and understanding of why people develop criminal social identity, with a particular focus on the psychological and social factors involved. We suggest that the development of criminal social identity results from a complex interplay between four important groups of psychosocial factors: (1) an identity crisis that results in weak bonds with society, peer rejection, and is associated with poor parental attachment and supervision; (2) exposure to a criminal/antisocial environment in the form of associations with criminal friends before, during, and/or after incarceration; (3) a need for identification with a criminal group in order to protect one’s self-esteem; and (4) the moderating role of personality traits in the relationship between criminal/antisocial environment and the development of criminal social identity. The model produces testable hypotheses and points to potential opportunities for intervention and prevention. Directions for future research are discussed. © 2016 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Deviant Behaviour on 22/04/1, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01639625.2016.1167433
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1608 Sociology, 1701 Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 08:42
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 00:50
DOI or Identification number: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1167433
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4107

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