Profiles of female prisoners in malaysia

Siti Nurkhairina Mohd Nor, Kamaluddin Mohammad Rahim, Wan Shahrazad Wan Sulaiman, T. Nataraja Moorthy, Karunaagaran Chendirasegaram

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Abstract

This study aims to explore the profiles of Malaysian female prisoners. Using a qualitative method through face-to-face interviews, the study was conducted in two prisons among 21 female prisoners who committed various types of crimes. The interview protocol contains open-ended questions and data obtained was analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The crime profiles showed that the informants committed various types of criminal offenses for the first time with different criminal motives in selected closed locations. They used various objects as weapons and committed non-individual crimes. Their psycho-criminogenic profiles demonstrated that negative personality traits, high level of stress, aggression and cognitive distortion as psychological factors for committing crimes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-33
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine
Volume21
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

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Keywords

  • Crime
  • Crime profile
  • Criminal behaviour
  • Female prisoners
  • Psycho-criminogenic profile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology

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Profiles of female prisoners in malaysia. / Nor, Siti Nurkhairina Mohd; Mohammad Rahim, Kamaluddin; Wan Sulaiman, Wan Shahrazad; Moorthy, T. Nataraja; Chendirasegaram, Karunaagaran.

In: International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 3-4, 01.07.2018, p. 31-33.

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Nor, Siti Nurkhairina Mohd ; Mohammad Rahim, Kamaluddin ; Wan Sulaiman, Wan Shahrazad ; Moorthy, T. Nataraja ; Chendirasegaram, Karunaagaran. / Profiles of female prisoners in malaysia. In: International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine. 2018 ; Vol. 21, No. 3-4. pp. 31-33.
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