Application of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory in differentiating criminals and their non-criminal brothers

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1951

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the capacity of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory to differentiate significantly between criminals and their non-criminal brothers. Brothers were selected since it provided a control situation in which at least a relative degree of common hereditary and environmental factors were present. A greater degree of personality maladjustment can be expected from the criminal brothers if it can be assumed that criminality is the over manifestation of basic personality maladjustment. [...]

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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), Crime and personality

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