Handbook of Psychological Approaches with Violent Offenders: Contemporary Strategies and Issues / Edition 1

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The past quarter-century has witnessed a dramatic upsurge of violent c rime. This is the first handbook to systematically and comprehensively examine current psychological approaches with violent criminal offend ers. An internationally recognized group of contributors addresses suc h topics as the major theoretical perspectives on violent crime, viole nce committed by children and youth, homicide, sexual deviance and ass ault, and family violence.

Topics incl. theoretical view of violence & behavior; child & adolescent issues; homicide, sexual deviance & abuse, etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306458453
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 8/1/1999
  • Series: The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 1.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Overview and Theoretical Perspectives: Overview; A. Bricklin, et al. Sociological Theories of Violence; S.K. Steinmetz. Behavioral Perspectives on Violent Behavior; M.T. Nietzel, et al. Psychodynamic Theories; H.D. Lerner. Violent Crime by Children and Adolescents: Firesetting in Children and Youth; D.J. Kolko. Adolescent Sex Offenders; J.A. Hunter, Jr. Child and Adolescent Homicide; D.G. Cornell. Homicide: Serial Murder and Sexual Homicide; W.C. Myers, A.W. Burgess. Making Sense of Mass Murder; J. Levin, J.A. Fox. Women Who Kill; J.I. Warren, J. Kovnick. Sexual Deviance and Assault: Paraphilias; N. McConaghy. Rape; W.L. Marshall, et al. Child Sexual Molestation; R.A. Prentky. Family Violence: Adolescent Victims and Intergenerational Issues in Sexual Abuse; D.B. Hecht, D.J. Hansen. Child Physical Abuse and Neglect; J.E. Warner-Rogers, et al. Relationship Aggression Between Partners; A. Rosenbaum, P.J. Gearan. Special Topics: Arson and Fire-Related Crimes Factors; A.D. Sapp, et al. A Neurological Perspective; F.A. Elliott. Psychiatric Assessment of the Violent Offender; O. Kausch, P.J. Resnick. 5 Additional Chapters. Author Index. Subject Index.

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