Understanding Criminal Behaviour

Understanding Criminal Behaviour

Psychosocial Approaches to Criminality

Book - 2008
Rate this:
Taylor
& Francis Publishing

Our understanding of criminal behaviour and its causes has been too long damaged by the failure to integrate fully the emotional, psychological, social and cultural influences on the way people behave.

This book aims to integrate psychological and criminological perspectives in order to better understand the nature of criminal behaviour. In particular it aims to explore the range of psychological approaches that seek to understand the significance of the emotions that surround criminal behaviour, allowing for an exploration of individual differences and social and cultural issues which help to bridge the gaps between disciplinary approaches.

The book puts forward a model for understanding behaviour through a better grasp of the link between emotions, morality and culture and argues that crime can often be viewed as emerging from disordered social relationships.



Book News
Jones (psychosocial studies, U. of East London, UK) proposes a psychosocial model to understand criminal behavior, particularly the emotions involved, individual differences, and social and cultural issues, or rather the link between emotions, morality, and culture. He first discusses the relationship between psychological and criminological ideas about crime and how criminology developed as a sociological discipline. He then covers mental health and the question of whether this excuses criminal activity, links between adult criminality and childhood behavior and circumstances, and familial and parental influences. Aspects of gender and age (that youth offend more often) are then examined, with concluding chapters looking closely at what can be learned from studies of homicide and intimate violence and sexual crime. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon, UK ; New York, NY : Willan Publishing, 2008
ISBN: 9781843923039
Characteristics: xxv, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at SPL.

Try searching for Understanding Criminal Behaviour to see if SPL owns related versions of the work.


Suggest For Purchase

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top