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Título: Recidivist criminal behaviour and executive functions: a comparative study
Autor: Seruca, Tânia Catarina Mira
Silva, Carlos Fernandes da
Palavras-chave: Criminal recidivism
Executive functions
Neuropsychological assessment
Mental flexibility
Planning
Data: 2015
Editora: Routledge
Citação: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 26(5), 699-717. doi: 10.1080/14789949.2015.1054856
Resumo: This study sought to analyse the relation between executive functions and criminal recidivism. We assessed a set of cognitive abilities associated with executive functioning in a group of recidivist offenders (n = 19), primary offenders (n = 25) and non-offenders (n = 30). Our results, tested with nonparametric statistics and Monte Carlo method, revealed that there were no executive differences between both groups of offenders but, when compared with non-offenders, the recidivists showed a worse performance in Trail Making Test part B, and the primary offenders presented a significant lower score on Porteus Maze Test Age score. This study suggests that there can be a different pattern of executive functioning deficits associated with the offenders’ criminal record: recidivism may be more related to mental flexibility impairments and primary offenders’ antisocial behaviour may be aggravated by planning deficits.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/4030
DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2015.1054856
ISSN: 1478-9949
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