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    International journal of psychology. 31st International Congress of Psychology, 24–29 July 2016, Yokohama, Japan. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2016, vol. 51, iss. S1., p. 605
    Although the number of offenders who commit violent crimes is relatively small compared to number of nonviolent offenders, violent crimes result in more severe consequences. For this reason, the scientifically based comprehensive analysis of violent behavior is of big importance. The purpose of this study was to compare personality characteristics and mental health problems of violent and nonviolent offenders incarcerated in Lithuanian custodial institutions. A random sample of 260 male offenders was evaluated using information from a demographic questionnaire and the MMPI-2. Conviction for violent crimes (i.e., homicide, sexual assault, robbery) or nonviolent crimes (i.e., theft, drug trafficking, fraud) was the classification criteria in this study. The results revealed a number of significant differences between groups. For example, violent offenders scored higher on Pt (Psychastenia), Si (Social Introversion), RC4 (Antisocial Behavior), NEGE (Negative Emotionality/Neuroticism) scales and lower on Es (Ego Strength) scale. Suggestions for further research will be provided.
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