What causes people to commit violent crimes? The case studies in this book enable readers to evaluate the motivations behind crimes ranging from arson to rape to gang violence.
• Provides compelling insight into criminals who commit the acts of robbery, rape, murder, crimes against children, human trafficking, gang violence, and arson
• Presents case studies and unpublished studies to discuss issues such as victim selection, belief systems, motivations, and decision making
• Brings to light the psychological trauma that the victims of crimes experience and the impact that these experiences have on their personal and professional lives
• Allows readers to compare and contrast the typologies of each of the criminals discussed in the text as well as the associated theories in order to identify any commonalities
• Ideally suited for criminal justice students, police officers and investigators, private investigators, criminal justice professors, forensic psychologists, criminologists, and anyone with an interest in criminal behavior
About the Author
David J. Thomas, PhD, LMHC, is associate professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.