By Sarah Burkhardt
Master's Thesis from the yr 2016 within the topic Psychology - Forensic Psychology, Penal procedure, grade: B, The college of Liverpool, language: English, summary: The excessive variety of inmates in American felony amenities may well clarify why millions of fellows and ladies have spouses or companions in jails. unusually, past literature means that there exist ladies that consciously search romantic relationships with convicted violent offenders. What kind of girls have an interest in looking romantic courting with convicted violent offenders, in particular those that have dedicated a violent crime leading to the loss of life of someone else? This research investigates, by utilizing an internet questionnaire which is composed of 3 questionnaires, the adolescence Trauma Questionnaire (Bernstein & Fink,1998), the 50 goods character Questionnaire (Goldberg,1992) and five particular Questions (Burkhardt, 2015), even if specific character characteristics expect the will to settle on a dominant associate. particularly the five own features extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional balance and mind as predictors of the choice for looking romantic dating with convicted violent offenders have been tested. This research sought to shed extra gentle at the organization among women’s prior stories and character and their curiosity in looking romantic relationships with convicted violent offenders. there has been a statistically major vulnerable, confident courting among women’s studies of actual forget and sexual abuse and their curiosity in relationship convicted violent criminals. The examine additionally published a statistically nonsignificant courting among emotional abuse and actual abuse in relationship convicted violent offenders. The findings are a little in line with the findings of past learn. even if, the former experiences purposively integrated in simple terms girls who had pronounced having contacted incarcerated males and entered into romantic relationships whereas the present learn used girls from the overall inhabitants. it's not explicitly transparent why girls search romantic relationships with convicted violent offenders, however the literature turns out to indicate to dominance, keep an eye on, and self-protection. An exam of the connection among character features and curiosity in relationship convicted violent criminals confirmed vulnerable, detrimental or optimistic correlations among conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion, emotional balance, and intellect/imagination and women’s curiosity in relationship convicted violent criminals.