Understanding Violent Criminals: Insights from the Front Lines of Law Enforcement

Understanding Violent Criminals: Insights from the Front Lines of Law Enforcement

by David J. Thomas

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Overview

Understanding Violent Criminals: Insights from the Front Lines of Law Enforcement by David J. Thomas

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• Presents case studies and unpublished studies to discuss issues such as victim selection, belief systems, motivations, and decision making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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440829253
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/2014
Series: Forensic Psychology Series
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

David J. Thomas, PhD, LMHC, is associate professor at Florida Gulf Coast University.

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