Adaptation of the Measures of Criminal Attitudes and Associates to the Turkish Language: Validity and Reliability Study


NERGİZ H., İŞIKLI S.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, vol.32, no.2, pp.118-128, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5080/u23316
  • Journal Name: TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, Central & Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS), EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-128
  • Keywords: Measurement of Criminal Attitudes and Associates, reliability, validity, crime, risk, dangerousness, PSYCHOLOGICAL INVENTORY, PREDICTING RECIDIVISM, PERSONALITY, BEHAVIOR

Abstract

Objective: There are many biopsychosocial determinants among factors that trigger criminal behavior. Social variables such as the number of friends involved in criminal activity and the amount of time spent with them, as well as psychological processes such as sentiments of entitlement, antisocial attitudes of the individual can influence the possibility of getting involved in acts of crime. The purpose of this study was to adapt the Measures of Criminal Attitudes and Associates (MCAA) to Turkish language and to test its reliability and validity of the Measurement of Criminal Attitudes and Associates (MCAA), adapted to the Turkish language (MCAA-TR).