Intellectual Imbalance and Delinquency: Comparing High Verbal and High Performance IQ Delinquents
This study compares the degree of delinquency involvement of V > P and P > V imbalanced delinquents with intellectually balanced (P=V) delinquents. It was found that P > V subjects were overrepresented and V > P subjects were underrepresented in our sample compared with expectations derived from a normative sample. It was also found that intellectual imbalance, regardless of direction, was significantly related to delinquency involvement. This finding held when controlling for social class and race.
Walsh, Anthony; Petee, Thomas A.; and Beyer, Arthur J.. (1987). "Intellectual Imbalance and Delinquency: Comparing High Verbal and High Performance IQ Delinquents". Criminal Justice and Behavior, 14(3), 370-379. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0093854887014003007