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Use of the Shorr Imagery Test with a Population of Violent Offenders

  • David Tansey


The Shorr Imagery Test (SIT) was administered to 17 violent offenders incarcerated at the California Institute for Men in Chino, California. The results were used in three ways: first, to confirm or deny from quantitative data what Yochelson says makes up “criminal thinking” second, to describe the population in terms of structural difference found in the results; and third, to quantitatively describe four of the modal members of the population on items where their conflict scores differ from the general population norms.


Standard Population Violent Offender Sentence Completion Personality Description General Population Norm 
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  1. Shorr, J. E., and Tansey, D. Manual for the Shorr Imagery Test. Institute for Psycho-Imagination Therapy, Los Angeles, 1976.Google Scholar
  2. Yochelson, S., and Samenow, S. E. The criminal personality, vol. I, a profile for change. New York: Jason Aronson, 1976.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Tansey
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  1. 1.Private Practice San Diego GroupSan DiegoUSA

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