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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1997 Jul;67(3):449-59.

Attachment representations of personality-disordered criminal offenders.

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Center for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The relation between attachment representations and personality disorders was examined in a sample of 40 Dutch men held in a forensic psychiatric hospital for the commission of serious crimes. Secure attachment representations were virtually absent in the sample; separation from attachment figures in childhood was related to current insecure attachment as well as to personality disorders. Use of attachment theory in research and clinical work with criminals is discussed.

PMID:
9250345
DOI:
10.1037/h0080246
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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