Sex offending is high in the public consciousness, but people should know that the treatments offenders receive in prisons and secure hospitals lack evidence of efficacy (Ho, 2015), and ineffective treatment of sex offenders fails victims as a recent report (Mews, Bella & Purver, 2017) highlights worse risk rather than lower after treatment....
While the term Psychopath is often employed in common usage along with "crazy", "insane", and "mentally ill", according to criminal psychologist, Robert Hare, there is a distinction between those with psychosis and psychopathy (Hare, 1999).
Something to bear in mind though, is that no psychiatric or psychological organisation has sanctioned a diagnosis ...
Despite common belief, being a psychopath doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re a criminal, let alone a serial killer like Hannibal Lector. The characteristics of psychopaths are:
Lack of conscience and empathy.
Combined with a violent personality and low intelligence, these ...
Tragedy of the commons is an economic theory (specifically game theory) that considers both littering and crime.
Pires, S.F., Moreto, W.D. Preventing Wildlife Crimes: Solutions That Can Overcome the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’. Eur J Crim Policy Res 17, 101–123 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-011-9141-3
Cataldi, J. (2019), The Commons: Separating ...
There are various ways of controlling for other other factors.
Probably the most common is to include these control variable as additional variables in whatever statistical model you are running.
For example, you could run a multiple regression predicting homicide rate from gun ownership on a set of neighbourhoods.
You could then run another regression ...