Self- and Official Report of Name Variation Among Male Offenders

    Volume 32, Issue 6 (November 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 November 1987

    Page Count: 6


    Harry, B
    Assistant professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

    (Received 30 January 1987; accepted 7 April 1987)

    Abstract

    The author studied one hundred incarcerated adult male felons referred consecutively for psychiatric evaluation, asking each if he had ever changed his name. He then compared each offender's self-report with official institutional records for the presence of recorded name variations. Fifteen men admitted to having changed their names, while twenty three had officially recorded name variations. These groups appeared to overlap to some extent and had no statistically significant differences among a range of descriptive variables. However, they had what seemed to have been a different pattern of changing their names. The author concludes that these different methods for identifying name changes among criminals may look at alias use from different perspectives and should be used to complement one another.


    Paper ID: JFS11230J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11230J

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