Turning to crime: Cognition: Moral Development: Palmer & Hollin

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Year of study?
1998
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Aim?
To study moral development in young offenders and non-offenders
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What are Kohlberg's levels of moral development?
Level 1: Pre-conventional morality Level 2: Conventional morality Level 3: Post-conventional morality
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What deficits did young male delinquents have?
Deficits in their moral reasoning- less mature
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What did the SRD checklist do?
Confirmed that the delinquent group had indeed offended significantly more than the non-delinquent control
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What did the SRM-SF do?
Showed male offenders to have less maturity in moral reasoning and were predominantly reasoning at level 1
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What level were the majority of non-offenders reasoning in?
Level 2
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What was the sample of this study?
126 convicted male offenders (13-21) 332 non-male offenders (13-22) 210 female, 122 male
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