Articles by Author: Johan Prinsloo

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  1. Actuarial Criminology: Meeting Current Challenges in Southern Africa

    Actuarial Criminology: Meeting Current Challenges in Southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    South African prisons were overcrowded by more than sixty-three percent in 2005. Overcrowding and poor prison conditions have enormous implications for rehabilitation efforts made by the South African Department of Correctional Services. The South African White Paper on Corrections (2005)...
  2. Exploring the Application of Actuarial Criminology in Southern Africa

    Exploring the Application of Actuarial Criminology in Southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    In response to the declared intent of the White Paper on Corrections (Department of Corrections, 2005) to transform prisons into needs-based centers of reform, the Self-appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) was used to explore its potential as a reliable and valid prediction...
  3. Testimony of Children in the Criminal Justice Environment

    Testimony of Children in the Criminal Justice Environment

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Child development and memory are of relevance to court testimony. There appears to be scant research pertaining to the competency of children as witnesses in criminal proceedings. However, there is concern in both the legal and psychological circles about the...
  4. An Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) in South African Context

    An Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) in South African Context

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ: Loza, 2005) is a self-report questionnaire designed to assist with the prediction of violent and nonviolent recidivism among correctional populations. Use of scale could help in the assessment of risk and the identification of factors that...
  5. Sex Offender Assessment Procedures: A South African Comparison

    Sex Offender Assessment Procedures: A South African Comparison

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study reports on the results of a reflective case analysis of a first generation assessment procedure of a chronic offender. The assessment focused on offender's experiential world and his pathway to crime, including precipitating crime risk factors as well...
  6. Offenders with Mental Disorders in a South African Prison Population: Profiling the Behavioural Characteristics on Mental Illness

    Offenders with Mental Disorders in a South African Prison Population: Profiling the Behavioural Characteristics on Mental Illness

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study validates a protocol to identify inmates with institutional adjustment difficulty from mental disorder, and who might have a need for therapeutic programming of a cognitive nature. The Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) was administered to a total of 236 South...
  7. Behavioural characteristics of offenders with mental health disorders in a South African prison population

    Behavioural characteristics of offenders with mental health disorders in a South African prison population

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This exploratory study profiled behavioural characteristics of a non-random sample of 91 offenders with mental illness in a South African correctional facility. The sample is directly related to diagnosed cases from the correctional psychiatrist's case load. The most prevalent mental...
  8. Service learning in custodial settings in South Africa

    Service learning in custodial settings in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study describes the findings of a community engaged service learning program in which nine female and three male students ranging between 22 and 31 years of age from a large South African university participated in a study conducted in...
  9. An exploration of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire for assessing female recidivism in South Africa

    An exploration of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire for assessing female recidivism in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study profiled incarcerated female offenders’ criminogenic-oriented self-appraisals. Respondents were 77 female offenders between the ages of 20 and 56 years, serving custodial sentences within the South African Department of Correctional Services ranging from under a year to 25 years,...
  10. A criminogenic profile of a sample of South African high school learners

    A criminogenic profile of a sample of South African high school learners

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study investigated the prevalence of criminogenic risk factors among South African high school learners. A sample of 312 high school learners attending a secondary (high) school in the Gauteng province of South Africa were surveyed (55.3% = female). They...