The Criminal Recidivism Process

The Criminal Recidivism Process

by Edward Zamble, Vernon L. Quinsey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521795109

ISBN-13: 9780521795104

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book addresses how and why criminal offenders repeat their actions after being released from prison. It is part of an attempt to explain criminal behavior within the context of a contemporary psychological understanding of behavior, rather than more traditional theories of crime. Over 300 male criminal "repeat offenders" were interviewed and tested. The

Overview

This book addresses how and why criminal offenders repeat their actions after being released from prison. It is part of an attempt to explain criminal behavior within the context of a contemporary psychological understanding of behavior, rather than more traditional theories of crime. Over 300 male criminal "repeat offenders" were interviewed and tested. The results indicate that their new offenses may be the result of something like a "breakdown." This report, written for a general audience, has important implications for release supervision, rehabilitation programs, and the prediction of recidivism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521795104
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations and tables; Preface; 1. Introduction: the prediction of criminal behavior; 2. The study; 3. Recidivists: a general profile; 4. Comparisons with nonrecidivists; 5. Comparisons across offender groups; 6. Comparisons within offender groups; 7. Final considerations; References; Appendix: interview form; Index.

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