Disturbo Post-Traumatico e comportamento criminale: rischio di recidiva e costrutti personali

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Post-traumatic disorder and criminal behavior: risk of recidivism and personal constructs

Luca Milani, Vittoria Ardino, Paola Di Blasio

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Abstract

Traumatic life events may lead to diverse psychopathological outcomes alongside different symptom constellations. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between early victimization, PTSD symptoms and re-offending risk in prisoner populations. The overall hypothesis was that dysfunctional cognitions (i.e. worry, negative perception of others’ support) may mediate between PTSD and re-offending risk. Further, this study explored the personal construct explanatory model of PTSD based on Kelly’s theory (1995) that a person who experiences a traumatic event which cannot be construed in relation with other life events, may created a fragmented trauma-related construct subsystem. Results partially confirmed the hypothesis showing a role of negative perception of other’s support in the mediation between PTSD and re-offending risk. Participants with PTSD symptoms were less able to integrate their traumatic experience and their offence into their construct system.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Post-traumatic disorder and criminal behavior: risk of recidivism and personal constructs
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)47-67
Number of pages21
JournalMALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL'INFANZIA
Volume12
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • DPTS
  • PTSD
  • cognitive construct
  • costrutti cognitivi
  • re-offending risk
  • recidiva di reato
  • trauma

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