Criminal Minds: Narcissism Predicts Offending Behavior in a Non-Forensic Sample

Narcissism has been associated with various offending behaviors; however, the majority of research has concentrated on men using forensic samples. This study (n = 632) investigated narcissism and how it relates to offending behaviors, including both sexes. Significant differences were found when comparing the relationship between narcissism and offending behavior, demonstrating that narcissism influences offending behavior differently in the two sexes. These new findings contribute to the very little we know about narcissism in women, suggesting that both sexes should be included in future research on narcissism and offending.

Victoria Blinkhorn, Minna Lyons & Louise Almond
Deviant Behavior, 16 Jan 2018