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Subjetividad y procesos cognitivos

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GOMEZ BUENO, Nathalia  and  GARCIA ESCALLON, Mercedes. Personality profile of convictted men for violent and nonviolent offenses serving time in the in the medium security penal facility and prison of Catagena city. Subj. procesos cogn. [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.2, pp.99-112. ISSN 1852-7310.

This article stems from an investigation aimed at describing the personality characteristics of men convicted for violent crimes (murder - sexual offenses) and non-violent offenses (drug trafficking) incarcerated in the city of Cartagena, using the Clinical Multiaxial Millon Inventory MCMI- III that evaluates personality disorders and clinical indicators in relation to theories of DSM (APA). A quantitative, descriptive, non-experimental type of transversal design was applied. The research results indicate a predominance of narcissistic personality traits in the subjects convicted for homicide, in individuals convicted for sexual offenses manipulation of responses and an antisocial personality became evident, whilst in subjects convicted for nonviolent crime, a paranoid personality became apparent. As regards the clinical indicators all the subjects researched manifested anxiety. The presence of anxiety symptoms may have been related to the prison environment, but no scientific evidence to support or not to support this fact was found. Violent crime appeared associated with the presence of psychoactive substances in contrast to the absence of this clinical indicator in the evaluated subjects convicted for drug trafficking.

Keywords : Personality profiles; Violent crimes; Non-violent offenses.

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