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Hey, I have read more about how to change criminal attitudes. However, I wonder if there is any empirical evidence supporting it, instead of merely a theoretical hypothesis?

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Windy CHU
1 June 2022
Hey, I have read more about how to change criminal attitudes. However, I wonder if there is any empirical evidence supporting it, instead of merely a theoretical hypothesis?

Hey, I have read more about how to change criminal attitudes. However, I wonder if there is any empirical evidence supporting it, instead of merely a theoretical hypothesis?

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Peter Fong
1 June 2022

Pleasure.

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Windy CHU
1 June 2022

Many thanks for the reply.

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Peter Fong
1 June 2022

Glad you asked this question! You may consider search for more published articles using meta-analytic techniques. Its advent allows for the quantitative aggregation of various phenomena under consideration. For example, Gendreau, Little, and Goggin (1996) were among the first to investigate the relationship between various risk factors and recidivism among adult male offenders using meta-analytic procedures. They found that a composite measure of “criminal peers” and “criminal attitudes” was the strongest predictor of male adult offender recidivism. Subsequentmeta-analyses examining adult prison misconducts, juvenile offenders, and sexual offenders have replicated the substantive findings that criminal attitudes are a robust risk factor for criminality among various offender types and circumstances. A specific meta-analysis dedicated to the examination of criminal attitudes in the intervention and treatment process (Banse et al., 2013) extended and replicated the findings of previous meta-analyses, and assigned a causal role to criminal attitudes in criminal behavior.

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Banse, R., Koppehele-Gossel, J., Kistemaker, L., Werner, V. A., & Schmidt, A. F. (2013). Pro-criminal attitudes, intervention, and recidivism. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 18, 673-685.
Gendreau, P., Little, T., & Goggin, C. (1996). A meta-analysis of predictors of adult recidivism: What works! Criminology, 34, 401-433.

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