Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach / Edition 6

Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach / Edition 6

by Curt R. Bartol
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130918377

ISBN-13: 9780130918376

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Pearson

This volume uses a cognitive-behavioral and interactionist approach, integrating international theory and research and moving from broad, theoretical explanations and descriptions of crime toward empirical research on specific criminal offenses. Viewing the criminal offender as being embedded and continually influenced by multiple systems within the psychosocial…  See more details below

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This volume uses a cognitive-behavioral and interactionist approach, integrating international theory and research and moving from broad, theoretical explanations and descriptions of crime toward empirical research on specific criminal offenses. Viewing the criminal offender as being embedded and continually influenced by multiple systems within the psychosocial environment, the book examines the causes, classification, prediction, prevention intervention, and treatment of criminal behavior from a social psychological perspective. The Sixth Edition presents the criminal offender as existing on a continuum, ranging from the serious, repetitive offender that begins his/her criminal career at a very young age to the adolescent-limited offender who usually begins offending during adolescence.This overview provides readers with an explanation of the elements of criminal behavior including juvenile delinquency, developmental factors, the origins of criminal behavior, biological factors, mentally disordered offender, human aggression and violence, criminal homicide and assault, offenses, economic issues, drugs and correctional psychology.For individuals interested in criminal behavior, criminology and the psychology of crime.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130918376
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction to Criminal Behavior1
Ch. 2Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological Factors25
Ch. 3The Psychopath: A Focus on Biological Factors57
Ch. 4Origins of Criminal Behavior: Learning Factors92
Ch. 5Juvenile Delinquency115
Ch. 6The Mentally Disordered Offender140
Ch. 7Human Aggression and Violence181
Ch. 8Criminal Homicide and Assault213
Ch. 9Criminal Homicide: A Closer Look241
Ch. 10Sexual Offenses279
Ch. 11Economic and Public Order Crime321
Ch. 12Drugs and Crime363
Ch. 13Correctional Psychology385
Cases Cited406
Glossary408
References420
Author Index471
Subject Index479

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