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dc.contributor.authorWinter, David
dc.identifier.citationWinter , D 2007 , ' Construing the construction processses of serial killers and violent offenders 2 : the limits of credulity ' , Journal of Constructivist Psychology , vol. 20 , no. 3 , pp. 247-275 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 194328
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 34248358217
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Informa / Taylor and Francis Group [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractThis article presents a categorization of pathways to violence and homicide, including serial killing, in terms of personal construct theory. Violent offenders' reactions to their offences are considered in relation to the degree of consistency between their actions and their construing of the self and the world. Implications for the assessment and treatment of people who have committed acts of homicide or violence are discussed; and the extent to which it is possible and desirable to adopt a credulous approach with such individuals is explored, including consideration of the truth of offenders' accounts, the therapeutic relationship, and moral relativism.en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Constructivist Psychology
dc.titleConstruing the construction processses of serial killers and violent offenders 2 : the limits of credulityen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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