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dc.contributor.authorStewart, Annaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:41:00Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:41:00Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-01T05:58:55Z
dc.identifier.issn0306624Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0306624X9804200402en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/25505
dc.description.abstractThis study explored neutralization as a process of graduated desensitization, providing a theoretical link between the opposing tenets of neutralisation theory and the subcultural theory of criminal behaviour Participants were 95 adult male offenders who were categorised according to type of offence (personal or property) and level of offending involvement (low or high). Offenders' excuse acceptance and offence approval were examined for S offence situations. The results indicated offenders' excuse acceptance varied as a function of their level of involvement in crime. Specifically, for property offence situations, low-involvement property offenders reported higher excuse acceptance than did high-involvement property offenders, whereas for personal offence situations, low-involvement personal offenders reported higher excuse acceptance than did high-involvement personal offenders. This finding partially supported the graduated desensitization hypothesis, providing an empirical link between neutralisation and the subcultural theory of criminal behaviouren_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://ijo.sagepub.com/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom278en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto290en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42(4)en_US
dc.titleNeutralisation as a Process of Graduated Desensitisation: Moral Values of Offendersen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 1998 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued1998
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