Criminal Minds: Narcissism Predicts Offending Behavior in a Non-Forensic Sample

Blinkhorn, Victoria and Lyons, Minna and Almond, Louise (2019) Criminal Minds: Narcissism Predicts Offending Behavior in a Non-Forensic Sample. Deviant Behaviour, 40 (3). pp. 353-360. ISSN 0163-9625 (Print) 1521-0456 (Online)

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Narcissism has been associated with various offending behaviors; however,the majority of research has concentrated on men using forensic samples.This study (n= 632) investigated narcissism and how it relates to offendingbehaviors, including both sexes. Significant differences were found whencomparing the relationship between narcissism and offending behavior,demonstrating that narcissism influences offending behavior differently inthe two sexes. These new findings contribute to the very little we knowabout narcissism in women, suggesting that both sexes should be includedin future research on narcissism and offending

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article which was published by Taylor & Francis in Deviant Behavior journal on [18th January 2019], available online at
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Philippa Williams
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 14:41

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