Individual and group IQ predict inmate violence

dc.contributor.authorDiamond, Brieen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Robert G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, James C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T22:11:24Z
dc.date.available2014-07-07T22:11:24Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.descriptionAuthors' accepted manuscripten_US
dc.description.abstractThere is a long tradition of theoretical and empirical research linking intelligence to criminal activity. At the same time, the extant literature has been slow to examine this relationship in other settings. One such setting in which this relationship may also manifest is the prison environment, where knowledge on the determinants of prison misconduct has important implications for prison management and security. Drawing from a representative sample of inmates from a large Southern state in the US, the current study presents the first assessment of the relationship between intelligence and prison misconduct. The effect of intelligence, measured via the WAIS-R, on violent prison misconduct is analyzed controlling for inmate and prison-level factors. Results indicated that the individual’s IQ, as well as the average IQ of the prison unit, was significantly and negatively related to violent prison misconduct. Implications and directions for future research are highlighted.en_US
dc.identifierDiamond, Brie, Morris, Robert G., and J.C. Barnes, "Individual and group IQ predict inmate violence," Intelligence 40 (2012): 115-22.en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDiamond, Brie, Morris, Robert G., and J.C. Barnes, "Individual and group IQ predict inmate violence," Intelligence 40 (2012): 115-22.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/2165
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2012.01.010
dc.publisherElsevier, Inc.en_US
dc.rights©2012 Elsevier Inc.en_US
dc.sourceIntelligenceen_US
dc.subjectPrisoners--United Statesen_US
dc.subjectPrison violence--United Statesen_US
dc.subjectPrison misconducten_US
dc.subjectIntelligence levelsen_US
dc.titleIndividual and group IQ predict inmate violenceen_US
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dc.type.genrearticleen_US

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