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Rom J Leg Med29(2)227-231(2021)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2021.227
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PERSONALITY TRAITS AS PREDICTOR OF CRIME

C. Delcea, A. Enache,


Abstract: Researches and practitioners have long tried to identify potential predictors of crime. In this study, psychoticism, extraversion, neuroticism, trait criminality and addiction are investigated as predictors of crime. Using a sample of 492 adults (half in penitentiary, half not), with a mean age of 34 years, this study found that trait criminality and addiction are linked to a higher probability of having committed a crime. However, no effect is found for psychoticism, extraversion, neuroticism and having committed a crime. Future research is needed to replicate these findings and assess the link between personality and specific types of crimes.
Keywords: psychopathological personality traits, crime, personality.



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