Criminal Behavior

Criminal Behavior : A Psychosocial Approach

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For courses in Criminal Behavior, Forensic Psychology, and Criminology. Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach, 7e examines the many events and factors that influence the lives and behaviors of the criminal offender. By presenting a critical and interdisciplinary look at criminals and crime, the book challenges students to look beyond over-simplified or prejudicial conclusions about the "crime problem." The book considers the behavioral, emotional and cognitive aspects of offenders, looks at specific criminal offenses, and explores the causes, classification, prediction, intervention and treatment of criminal behavior.show more

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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 181 x 234 x 31mm | 976g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 7th International edition
  • 0131293362
  • 9780131293366

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Criminal Behavior. 2. Juvenile Delinquency: Developmental Factors. 3. Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological Factors. 4. The Psychopath: A Focus on Biopsychological Factors. 5. Origins of Criminal Behavior: Learning and Situational Factors. 6. The Mentally Disordered Offender. 7. Human Aggression and Violence. 8. Homicide, Assault, and Family Violence. 9. Criminal Homicide: A Closer Look. 10. Sexual Offenses. 11. Economic Crime, Public Order Crime, and Other Crime. 12. Drugs and Crime. 13. Correctional Psychology. Glossary. Cases Cited. References. Author Index. Subject Index.show more