Violent prisoners

S. G. Shoham, J. J.M. Askenasy, F. Chard, G. Rahav, A. Addi, M. Addad

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The article presents and interdisciplinary model for the study of violence and incorporates a hierarchy of levels of etiology: biological potential, personality structuring and social imprints. It also contains an updated review of the literature. The model synchronises electro-encephalographical data, endocrinological data, Shoham's personality theory, family dynamics and societal attitudes towards law enforcement. This model has been operationalised for actual research to be carried out in the Israeli prison system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-267
Number of pages21
JournalMedicine and Law
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988


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