Prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder and its Tendency to Sex Offending Among Inmates in Omdurman Jail (Sudan)



This research aimed at investigating the prevalence of borderline personality disorder(BPD) and its tendency to sex offending, among inmates in Omdurman jail, in the light of some other variables. To achieve this aim, the researcher used the descriptive survey method, through using a primary information form collected with sample, in addition to an inventory measuring borderline personality disorder which was prepared by the researcher as data collection administered on inmates at Al- Huda Prison in Omdurman. The study sample consisted of (230) prisoners: (120) males and (110) females. The collected data was analyzed by using some statistical procedures of (SPSS), such as: Pearson correlation, Alpha Cronbach formula, one sample T-test, Chi-square test, and Multiple Regression Analysis (path analysis). The findings indicated that: The prevalence of BPD among inmates was higher significant statistical, also there was significant relationship between gender and sex offending, in addition to individuals with BPD were significantly affected by substance use and unemployment. At the end of this research, some recommendations were drawn as well as suggestion for future studies.

Общая информация

Ключевые слова: borderline personality, disorder, sex offending, inmates, Omdurman jail

Рубрика издания: Пенитенциарная психология и практика исполнения уголовных наказаний

Тип материала: научная статья


Для цитаты: Humaida I.A. Prevalence of Borderline Personality Disorder and its Tendency to Sex Offending Among Inmates in Omdurman Jail (Sudan) [Электронный ресурс] // Психология и право. 2020. Том 10. № 3. С. 52–62. DOI: 10.17759/psylaw.2020100304


  1. Alison S. (2015). Risk and Prevalence of Personality Disorders in Sexual Offenders. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. New York, NY.
  2. Andrews D.A. (2010). The Psychology of Criminal Conduct. Cincinnati, OH: Anderson.
  3. Asheron P. & Young A.H. (2014). Borderline Personality Disorder in adults. Current Medical Research. 30: 57-72. [ Cross Ref] [ Pub Med]. 
  4. Chen Y. & Hung D. (2016). Assessment of Psychiatric disorders among sex offenders. Criminal Behavior and Mental Health. 26:30-37. http://. doi
  5. Craissati J. & Blundell R. (2013). A community service for high-risk mentally disordered sex offenders: A follow-up study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 28:178-200.
  6. Hengartner MP. (2014). Occupational functioning and work impairment in association with personality disorder traits. American Journal of Psychiatry. 49: 327-335.
  7. Herpertz S.C. (2015). New Perspective on the Pathophysiology of Borderline Personality Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry. 172: 40-51.
  8. Hood R. & Wilcox A. (2012). Sex offenders emerging from long- term imprisonment. British Journal of Criminology. 42: 71-94.
  9. Hurlbert D.F. & White L.C. (2013). An empirical examination into the sexuality of women with BPD. Journal of sex marital therapy. 18:231-242.
  10. Jenkins P. (2011). Sexual Deviance. Bridgewater, NJ: Replica Books.
  11. Kingestone D. & Bradford J. (2015). The relationship between mental disorder and recidivism in sexual offenders. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health. 14: 10-22.
  12. Lavan H. & Johnson J.G. ( 2010). The association between BPD symptoms and high-risk sexual behavior. Journal of Psychiatric Disorders. 16: 73-94. 
  13. Marshall W.L. (2015). Treatment of Sex offender. Clinical Psychology Review. 11: 465-480.
  14. Neelman AJF. (2011). The Prevalence of Sexuality in the treatment of BPD. Journal of Psychiatry. 49: 33-40.
  15. Pally R. (2014). The neurobiology of borderline personality disorder. Journal of Psychiatry. 8 133-142.
  16. Paris J. (2010). Borderline Personality Disorder. CMAJ. 172: 1579-1583 [Cross Ref] [Pub Med].
  17. Pennay A. (2011). A systematic Review of Interventions for Co-occurring Substance use disorder and borderline personality disorder. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 41(4): 363-373. 
  18. Prentky R.A. (2010). Identifying critical dimensions for discriminating among rapists. Journal of Counselling and Clinical Psychology. 39: 43-61.
  19. Ruocco A.C. (2012). The neuropsychology of borderline personality disorder. A meta- analysis and review. Psychiatry Research. 137: 191-202.
  20. Sansone RA. (2013). Borderline Personality Symptomatology and Sexual Impulsivity. International Journal of Psychiatry. 38: 53-60.
  21. Schwartz B.K. (2014). Characteristics and typologies of sex offenders. New Jersey: Civic Research Institute.
  22. Stone M.H. (2015). Borderline Personality Disorder:a review of psychotherapeutic approaches. World Psychiatry. 5 (1) : 15-20.
  23. Ward T. & Siegret R. (2012). Theories of Sexual Offending. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
  24. Weathington B. I. (2010). Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley& Sons, Inc.
  25. Wood R.M. (2011). Psychological Assessment with Sex Offender. Behavioral Sciences and the law. 18: 23-41.

Информация об авторах

Humaida Ibrahim Abdelrahim Ibrahim, PhD, Associate Professor of Mental Health, Omdurman Islamic University-Sudan, ORCID:, e-mail:



Всего: 926
В прошлом месяце: 45
В текущем месяце: 39


Всего: 241
В прошлом месяце: 4
В текущем месяце: 10