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dc.contributor.authorPease, Ken
dc.contributor.authorRoach, Jason
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-24T12:36:44Z
dc.date.available2019-04-24T12:36:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-07
dc.identifier.citationRoach, J., & Pease, K. (2013) 'Police Overestimation of Criminal Career Homogeneity'. Journal of Investigative Psychology, 11(2), pp. 164-178. DOI: 10.1002/jip.1405en_US
dc.identifier.issn15444759
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jip.1405
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623685
dc.description.abstractPolice presumptions about criminal career trajectories have been little studied. The exploratory study reported here involved 42 police staff of varying rank and experience. Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire that asked them to predict the type of offence that an individual with a specified prior record would most probably commit next. Participating police personnel substantially overstated the homogeneity of criminal careers, that is, the nature of prior offences determined their prediction of their next offence more than available official data would deem reasonable. An incidental finding was that officers who rated the probability of further offending highest were also those who thought criminal careers most specialised. The implications for operational police decision-making were discussed and held to be profound.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNoneen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jip.1405en_US
dc.subjectcriminal careersen_US
dc.subjectoffence homogeneityen_US
dc.titlePolice overestimation of criminal career homogeneityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn15444767
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profilingen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2013-09-11
refterms.dateFOA2019-04-24T12:36:44Z
dc.author.detail786018en_US


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