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P03-80 Personality and crime: Developing a personality profile for criminal people

Authors
Journal
European Psychiatry
0924-9338
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
24
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0924-9338(09)71312-4
Disciplines
  • Ecology
  • Geography
  • Medicine
  • Psychology

Abstract

Introduction and aim A review of available evidence indicate that crime features depend on many and variable factor. For example psychological, environmental, personality cal and so on. In psychology and psychiatry it seems personality plays important role in tendency to crime. So we aim to develop a personality profile for our crime sample. So we aim to develop a personality profile for our criminal sample. Method 38 male with history of crime and sent to jail were randomly selected and Eysence's Personality Questionnaire was administered on them. The questionnaire assesses personality on four dimension: Extroversion, Introversion, Neuroticism and lie detector. Results Result showed the criminals have high score in Neuroticism and Extroversion and their profile shows critical situations that need treatment interventions. Conclusion It is recommended to plan psychiatric interventions to reduce level of Neuroticism in them and direct them to better and social behavior.

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