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Journal Cover European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
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  • Dating violence compared to other types of violence: similar offenders but
           different victims

    • Authors: Anna-Kari Sjödin; Märta Wallinius; Eva Billstedt; Björn Hofvander; Thomas Nilsson
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Anna-Kari Sjödin, Märta Wallinius, Eva Billstedt, Björn Hofvander, Thomas Nilsson
      The aim of this study was to characterize young dating violent offenders (DVO), and to compare them to the general population and to young offenders with violent crimes directed against other victims. We have used data from the Development of Aggressive Antisocial Behaviour Study, in all 264 young men, 18 to 25 years, convicted of violent crimes and imprisoned in the Western Region of the Swedish Prison and Probation Services. We found that young DVO offenders differed from the general population in all investigated areas; however, the group did not differ in comparisons to other young violent offenders. Our results highlight the antisocial aspects of dating violent crime being rooted in aggressive antisocial behaviour, lacking signs of any specific offender type characteristics, thus questioning the validity of crime specific treatment programs in prison for young offenders of dating violence.

      PubDate: 2017-05-30T17:15:39Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.03.001
       
  • Effects of parenting practices through deviant peers on nonviolent and
           violent antisocial behaviours in middle- and late-adolescence

    • Authors: Olalla Cutrín; José Antonio Gómez-Fraguela; Lorena Maneiro; Jorge Sobral
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Olalla Cutrín, José Antonio Gómez-Fraguela, Lorena Maneiro, Jorge Sobral
      The aim of the current study was to analyse in two age cohorts the presence of mediation effects of parenting practices (i.e., parental knowledge, parental support, parent-adolescent conflict) through deviant peers on youth antisocial behaviour (i.e., nonviolent antisocial behaviour, violent behaviour). The final sample was subdivided in a younger group (n = 377), aged 14 to 16 (M = 15.27, SD = 0.72), 45.9% males, and an older group (n = 206), aged 17 to 19 (M = 17.30, SD = 0.54), 48.5% males. The structural equation modelling results indicated significant mediation effects for both age cohorts. Family factors presented more influence for younger adolescents, whereas deviant peers showed more influence for older adolescents. The findings also indicated the reciprocal influence of selection and socialisation processes suggesting the need of early interventions for preventing the development of antisocial behaviour.

      PubDate: 2017-05-25T14:58:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.02.001
       
  • Contrasting the efficacy of the MMPI-2-RF overreporting scales in the
           detection of malingering

    • Authors: Guadalupe Sánchez; Amada Ampudia; Fernando Jiménez; Bárbara G. Amado
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Guadalupe Sánchez, Amada Ampudia, Fernando Jiménez, Bárbara G. Amado
      Though it has been the most extensively used instrument for forensic evaluation, the MMPI-2 is being gradually replaced by the MMPI-2-RF version, requiring evidence research to support it. A malingering design was implemented to assess the efficacy of the overreporting validity scales in discriminating between a group of malingerers and the general and clinical populations in a forensic context. Of a total of 878 subjects, 309 were from the general population, 308 from the clinical population, and 261 were instructed to malinger a psychological injury. The results showed that malingerers scored significantly higher than the clinical and general population on the F-r, Fp-r, FBS-r, Fs and RBS scales. As for the classification of cases, the F-r, Fp-r, FBS-r, Fs, and RBS scales classified correctly and significantly between malingerers and honest respondents from the general population, and the F-r and Fp-r scales between malingerers and clinical population. Additionally, the results showed F-r incremental validity over Fp-r, and vice versa. Thus, F-r and Fp-r scales are independent and may be accumulated to detect malingering. Forensic practical implications from the results were derived and discussed.

      PubDate: 2017-05-25T14:58:03Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.03.002
       
  • To confront versus not to confront: Women's perception of sexual
           harassment

    • Authors: María del Carmen Herrera; Antonio Herrera; Francisca Expósito
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): María del Carmen Herrera, Antonio Herrera, Francisca Expósito
      Current research has postulated that sexual harassment is one of the most serious social problems. Perceptions of sexual harassment vary according to some factors: gender, context, and perceiver's ideology. The strategies most commonly used by women to cope with harassment range from avoiding or ignoring the harasser to confronting the harasser or reporting the incident. The aim of this study was to explore women's perception of sexual harassment, and to assess the implications of different victim responses to harassment. A total of 138 women were administered a questionnaire where the type of harassment, and victim response were manipulated. Moreover, the influence of ideological variables (i.e. ambivalent sexism and the acceptance of myths of sexual harassment) on perception was assessed. Results show perception of sexual harassment was lower in gender harassment than in unwanted sexual attention and participants believed women who confronted their harasser would be evaluated negatively by men. Furthermore, effects of ideology on perception of harassment were found. The results underscore the complexities involved in defining certain behaviours as harassment, and the implications of different victim responses to harassment.

      PubDate: 2017-05-16T10:34:29Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.04.002
       
  • Differences in treatment adherence, program completion, and recidivism
           among batterer subtypes

    • Authors: Pablo Carbajosa; Alba Catalá-Miñana; Marisol Lila; Enrique Gracia
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Pablo Carbajosa, Alba Catalá-Miñana, Marisol Lila, Enrique Gracia
      The present study aimed to cross-validate Holtzworth-Munroe and Stuart's typology in a Spanish sample of court-referred intimate partner violence batterers. The study also analyzed the typology's capability to predict treatment attendance, completion, and IPV recidivism two years after the treatment. The sample consisted of 210 batterers court referred to a batterer intervention program. Using cluster analysis, three batterer subtypes were identified in accordance with the original typology: family-only batterers, borderline/dysphoric, and generally violent-antisocial. The typology predicted program attendance, completion, and recidivism. Batterers from the generally violent-antisocial group attended a significantly lower number of sessions, presented the highest dropout levels, and had the highest recidivism rate followed by borderline/dysphoric and family-only batterers. These findings suggest that in order to increase the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs, batterers’ different needs and risk profiles should be taken into account.

      PubDate: 2017-05-16T10:34:29Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.04.001
       
  • Development and validation of the Psychological Abuse Experienced in
           Groups Scale

    • Authors: Omar Saldaña; Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira; Carmen Almendros; Jordi Escartín
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 May 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Omar Saldaña, Álvaro Rodríguez-Carballeira, Carmen Almendros, Jordi Escartín
      The aim of this study is the development and analysis of the psychometric properties of a new instrument to assess the possible psychological abuse experienced in a group setting. The Psychological Abuse Experienced in Groups Scale was administered to 138 people who self-identified as former members of abusive groups. An exploratory factor analysis revealed a common factor, which showed appropriate reliability. The scale scores were correlated with a prior measure aimed to assess group abusiveness, providing evidence of external validity. Participants reported a higher degree of psychological distress than normative samples, and those who requested psychological counseling after leaving the group had suffered group psychological abuse to a greater extent. The scale covers a wide range of subtle and explicit abusive behaviors and overcomes the limitations of previous instruments, being useful in both research and applied settings.

      PubDate: 2017-05-06T11:31:31Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.01.002
       
  • Prosocial reasoning and emotions in young offenders and non-offenders

    • Authors: Anna Llorca-Mestre; Elisabeth Malonda-Vidal; Paula Samper-García
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 April 2017
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context
      Author(s): Anna Llorca-Mestre, Elisabeth Malonda-Vidal, Paula Samper-García
      The aim of this study was to analyse the cognitive processes (prosocial moral reasoning, perspective taking) and emotional processes (empathic concern, emotional instability, state-trait anger) which interact in predicting aggressive behaviour and prosocial behaviour of adolescents who have committed a crime and those who have not, for the purpose of establishing the predictor variables in both groups. Participants were 440 adolescents, 220 of them young offenders residing in four youth detention centres in Valencia, in which they were serving court sentences (67.3% men and 32.7% women). The other 220 were enrolled in public and private schools within the metropolitan area of Valencia (65.9% men and 34.1% women). The two subsamples were equated in age (15-18 years) and sex, controlling the representation of social classes. Prosocial moral reasoning, empathy, emotional instability, state-trait anger, prosocial behaviour, and physical and verbal aggression were assessed. Hierarchical regression analyses show the differential weight of positive emotions (empathic concern) and negative emotions (emotional instability and anger) in relation to prosocial moral reasoning in predicting aggressive behaviour in adolescents, especially offenders. The results are discussed in terms of their implications for prevention and re-education oriented to social reinsertion of young offenders.

      PubDate: 2017-04-02T07:57:55Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpal.2017.01.001
       
  • Are patients with chronic pain and fibromyalgia correctly classified by
           MMPI-2 validity scales and indexes'

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2013
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, Volume 5, Issue 2
      Author(s): Alfonso Palmer , Carmen Borrás , Javier Pérez-Pareja , Albert Sesé , Manuel Vilariño
      A study was designed to find out whether MMPI-2 validity scales and indexes differentiate between true fibromyalgia sufferers, patients with chronic organic pain and normal people, as well as whether they are correctly classified. 105 subjects participated in the study, 27 diagnosed with fibromyalgia and 44 with chronic organic pain and 34 were healthy people, who answered the MMPI-2 following standard instructions. The results showed that fibromyalgia patients scored higher than the control group in the F, Fb, F-K, Fp, Ds, and FBS scales and indexes and that patients with chronic organic pain scored higher in the Ds and FBS scales than the control group. The case study revealed that the F, Fb, F-K, Fp, Ds, and FBS scales and indexes over-diagnose malingering in patients with fibromyalgia, both in comparison with the clinical population and with the normative group. Likewise, patients with chronic organic pain were overdiagnosed as malingerers by all the scales and indexes in comparison with the normative population and by the Fp and FBS scales in comparison with the clinical population. In addition, it was found that at least one of the scales for measuring defensiveness –L, Wsd and Mp– classified 79.5% of the truly ill patients as faking good. The implications for clinical and forensic practice are discussed, as well as for the definition of decision criteria and the (re)classification as true negatives of genuine cases classified as malingerers by the malingering measuring scales and indexes.

      PubDate: 2013-12-25T05:05:29Z
       
  • Intimate partner violence offenders: Generating a data-based typology of
           batterers and implications for treatment

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2013
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, Volume 5, Issue 2
      Author(s): Olga Cunha , Rui Abrunhosa Gonçalves
      Different studies have proposed that batterers can be classified into distinct groups according to psychopathology, violence severity and frequency. The aim of the current study was to define a data-based batterer's typology and its implications for rehabilitation. Data were collected from 187 male sentenced for intimate partner violence –111 of them to prison and 76 to community service. A cluster analysis supported a three-cluster solution: non-pathological (NP, 40%), antisocial/violent (AV, 27%) and disturbed batterers (DB, 33%). Subsequent analysis showed that AV batterers were profiled through the perpetration of physical and psychological violence, antisocial behaviour, deviant lifestyle, criminal records, inter parental violence and drug abuse; DB batterers, were profiled through behaviours of psychological violence, physical aggression and hostility, clinical symptomatology (e.g., somatisation, depression, anxiety, paranoid ideation), criminal records, antisocial behaviour, and a deviant lifestyle; and NP batterers were not profiled through any of the variables related to criminality and recidivism. Multinomial logistic regression supported different logistic models for batterer types in terms of psychopathological, antisocial and perpetrated violence-type variables. Implications of batterer typology on treatment are discussed.

      PubDate: 2013-12-25T05:05:29Z
       
  • Interviewing young adolescent suspects: When to reveal incriminating
           information'

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2013
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, Volume 5, Issue 2
      Author(s): Jamie Lingwood , Ray Bull
      Recent research has demonstrated that the way in which interviewers reveal information/evidence to interviewees/suspects can produce noticeable differences between truthful and deceptive verbal statements. However, very little of this research has involved adolescents. In the present study, 12 to 14 year old adolescents were asked to commit (n=26) or not to commit (n=26) a mock crime and at interview to deny involvement in this crime. Prior to interview some information about each adolescent's behaviour was made available to the interviewer but this was not enough to enable determination of whether he or she had committed the crime. The interviewer revealed such information either at the beginning of the interview (the ‘traditional method’), at the end of the interview (as pioneered by the ‘SUE’ technique), or gradually. The interviews were analysed for interviewees’ ‘evidence omissions’ and ‘statement-evidence contradictions’. As predicted, liars omitted more crime-related information/details and their statements were significantly more inconsistent with the information/evidence known to/disclosed by the interviewer. The timing of the interviewer's evidence revelation had a significant effect on liars’ mentioning during their free recall of some of this information and on the total number of details mentioned in free recall.

      PubDate: 2013-12-25T05:05:29Z
       
  • Psychological adjustment and victim-blaming among intimate partner
           violence offenders: The role of social support and stressful life events

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2013
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, Volume 5, Issue 2
      Author(s): Marisol Lila , Enrique Gracia , Sergio Murgui
      Intimate partner violence offenders often use victim-blaming attributions to explain their own violent behavior. These attributions represent an important challenge for intervention programs for intimatepartner violence offenders. The main objectives of this study were to analyze both the influence of social support and stressful life events on the psychological adjustment (self-esteem and depressive symptomatology) of intimate partner violence offenders and the relationship between offenders’ psychological adjustment and their victim-blaming attributions. The sample consists of 314 men convicted of intimate partner violence who were referred to a community-based intervention program. Results from a structural equation model showed that social support and stressful life events were related to psychological adjustment. Psychological adjustment also was related to victim-blaming attributions among intimate partner violence offenders. A better understanding of the relationships between psychological adjustment of intimate partner violence offenders and its determinants, as well as its impact on victimblaming attributions, may provide support to new intervention strategies. Implications of these results for improving the effectiveness of intervention programs are discussed.

      PubDate: 2013-12-25T05:05:29Z
       
  • Is perception of the mainstream legal system homogeneous across ethnic
           groups'

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2013
      Source:The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context, Volume 5, Issue 2
      Author(s): Estefanía Estévez , Marina Rachitskiy , Carla Rodríguez
      There is a great social debate regarding possible legal privileges favouring some ethnic groups over others in a particular society. This fact may negatively influence citizens’ perceptions about fairness and legitimacy of the mainstream legal system and, thus, compliance with established social norms. The main purpose of the present study was to analyse the perception of the mainstream legal system in citizens belonging to different ethnic groups. In particular, this work had two objectives. First, the purpose was to explore interethnic perceptions of legal authorities and the justice system by examining the following variables: procedural justice, distributive justice, legitimacy of the legal system, contact with police, and reasons for obeying the law. A second objective was to test the predictive power of perceived procedural justice, distributive justice, and contact with police in the subsequent perception of legitimacy across the different ethnic groups. The sample was composed of 351 participants, who were split into two groups: White- Europeans (76.4%) and ethnic minorities (23.6%). Results revealed ethnic group differences in all study variables, showing ethnic minorities a more general negative attitude towards the legal system in terms of procedural justice, distributive justice and legitimacy conceded to the legal system, in comparison with the majority group. Moreover, legitimacy conceded to legal authorities was predicted by procedural justice, but not by distributive justice neither contact with police, in both groups. Practical and policy implications are discussed based on the importance of citizens’ perceptions about the legal authorities in order to legitimate the mainstream legal system.

      PubDate: 2013-12-25T05:05:29Z
       
 
 
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