Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach / Edition 9

Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach / Edition 9

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Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach / Edition 9

CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR: A PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACH, 9/e approaches the understanding of delinquent and criminal behavior from a psychological perspective—with particular focus on the developmental, cognitive-behavioral aspects of offending. Viewing the juvenile and adult offender as being embedded and continually influenced by multiple systems, it highlights how psychological, social, economic, political and ecological factors all play a role in influencing individual behavior. Streamlined in this edition, it offers a separate chapter on delinquency, updated examples and more on the link between psychology and specific crimes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780135050507
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 01/29/2010
Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction to Criminal Behavior1
Perspectives of Human Nature in Theories of Crime2
Perspectives in Criminology4
Definition of Criminal Behavior7
FBI Reporting Systems8
Self-Report Studies16
Victimization Surveys18
The Focus of the Book24
Chapter 2Juvenile Delinquency: Developmental Factors26
A Brief History of Juvenile Justice26
Definition of Juvenile Delinquency29
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending31
School Crime35
The Serious Delinquent37
Social Risk Factors38
Psychological Risk Factors40
Family Background45
Intelligence and Delinquency47
Gender and Juvenile Offending50
Prevention and Treatment of Juvenile Offending51
Summary and Conclusions55
Chapter 3Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological Factors58
The Born Criminal59
Physique and Crime61
Twin Studies65
Adoption Studies68
Eysenck's Theory of Personality and Crime70
Summary and Conclusions85
Chapter 4The Psychopath: A Focus on Biopsychological Factors87
Behavioral Descriptions90
The Criminal Psychopath93
The Female Psychopath97
Basic Neurophysiological Concepts and Terminology99
Childhood of the Psychopath113
Summary and Conclusions119
Chapter 5Origins of Criminal Behavior: Learning and Situational Factors121
Social Learning126
Frustration-Induced Criminality131
Situational Instigators and Regulators of Criminal Behavior133
Summary and Conclusions138
Chapter 6The Mentally Disordered Offender140
Mental Disorders and Crime140
Mental Disorders and Violence147
The Mentally Disordered Offender and Criminal Responsibility151
The Insanity Defense152
Guilty but Mentally Ill (GBMI)156
Incompetency to Stand Trial158
The Mentally Disordered Sex Offender161
Mental Disorders as Unique Defenses163
Summary and Conclusions178
Chapter 7Human Aggression and Violence180
Defining Aggression181
Theoretical Perspectives on Aggression183
Cognitive Models of Aggression191
Overt and Covert Acts of Aggression194
Environmental Factors196
Effects of Mass Media200
Victim-Precipitated Aggression203
The Physiology of Aggression204
Summary and Conclusions212
Chapter 8Homicide, Assault, and Family Violence214
Sociological Correlates of Homicide218
Sociological Correlates of Assault225
Family Violence227
Theoretical Explanations of Family Violence243
Cessation of Family Violence243
Summary and Conclusions245
Chapter 9Criminal Homicide: A Closer Look247
Investigative Methods247
Criminal Investigative Analysis (Profiling)249
Multiple Murderers254
Serial Murderers255
Mass Murderers262
Satanic Cults and Homicide266
Psychological Factors in Violent Crime272
Cognitive Self-Regulation and Violence275
Deindividuation and Crowd Violence279
Summary and Conclusions282
Chapter 10Sexual Offenses284
Legislation on Sex Offenders285
Voyeurism and Fetishism321
Treatment of Sexual Offenders323
Summary and Conclusions326
Chapter 11Economic Crime, Public Order Crime, and Other Crime328
Larceny and Motor Vehicle Theft337
Fraud and Identity Theft338
White-Collar and Occupational Crime349
Hostage-Taking Offenses355
Summary and Conclusions372
Chapter 12Drugs and Crime374
Major Categories of Drugs379
The Hallucinogens: Cannabis381
The Stimulants385
Narcotic Drugs393
The Depressants397
Summary and Conclusions407
Chapter 13Correctional Psychology409
Careers in Correctional Psychology410
The Correctional System411
Societal Rationale for Imprisonment of Offenders415
Classification and Prediction416
Psychological Effects of Imprisonment417
Treatment and Rehabilitation421
Rehabilitation and Psychological Treatment422
Cases Cited445
Author Index502
Subject Index512

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