CitationBoccio, Cashen M.; Schwartz, Joseph A.; & Beaver, Kevin M. (2021). The Influence of Low Self-Control and Thoughtfully Reflective Decision Making on Criminal Justice Processing. American Journal of Criminal Justice.
AbstractPrevious research indicates that individual-level factors, such as low self-control, are related to criminal involvement (Pratt & Cullen, 2000). Comparatively less research, however, has examined whether individual-level factors may also influence the likelihood of being apprehended for criminal behavior. This study addresses this gap in the literature by examining the influence of levels of self-control and thoughtfully reflective decision making (TRDM) on being processed by the criminal justice system. Our results reveal that low self-control, but not TRDM, is associated with number of arrests after controlling for criminal involvement. We discuss the implications of these findings for future research and the existing literature.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice
Author(s)Boccio, Cashen M.
Schwartz, Joseph A.
Beaver, Kevin M.