Crime and Criminality

  • Stanley L. Brodsky
  • H. O’Neal Smitherman
Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (MPIE)


Crime and Criminality scales encompass two very different kinds of research instruments. The first types of scales are the criminality instruments. These scales measure the degree to which people see certain acts as criminal, either in terms of their values and beliefs, or in terms of their actual behaviors. The Criminal Attitude Scale falls within this definition and was developed to measure peoples’ degrees of criminality. These scales also attend to criminality as a phenomenon, as reflected in the Attitude toward the Prevalence of Stealing Scale.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley L. Brodsky
    • 1
  • H. O’Neal Smitherman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Partlow State SchoolTuscaloosaUSA

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