Gudjohnsson and Bownes

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What were the aims of G+B's research?
To examine the relationship between type of offence and attributions offenders make about their criminal act and cross-validate earlier findings on an English sample.
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Describe the methodology in this study
To use the Gudjohnsson and Singh 42 item blame attribution inventory to measure the offender's type of offence and attribution of blame on 3 dimensions.
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What were the 3 dimensions of attribution of blame?
Internal/external mental and guilt.
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Who were the participants in this study?
80 criminals who were serving sentences in Northern Ireland. Divided into groups.
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Describe the 1st group in G+B's study
20 subjects who committed violent offences including homicide and grevious bodily harm. Mean age of 29.
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Who were the 2nd group in G+B's research?
40 sex offenders including rapists, paedophiles and sexual assault offences. Mean ages 41 for paedophiles, 28 for others.
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Who made up the 3rd of participants in this research?
20 subjects who committed property offences including theft and burglary. Mean age of 28.
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Who showed the most remorse?
Those who had committed sexual offences showed most remorse about their behaviour followed my violent offenders.
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What was very little difference found between?
Little difference found between all offenders in mental element.
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Who had highest and lowest scores for external attribution?
Highest scores for violent and lowest for sexual offenders.
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What were the differences between violent Irish prisoners and English?
Irish showed lower mental element, lower guilt and higher external attribution scores.
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What did findings show a strong consistency with?
Strong consistency with earlier findings across the offender's group, suggesting strong consistency in way offenders attribute blame.
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Where was the only real difference found?
In violent prisoners which may be a result of violence prevalent in Northern Ireland at time of troubles.
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