The Psychology of Criminal Conduct

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct

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Elsevier Science and Technology
The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, Fifth Edition, discusses the psychology of criminal behavior, drawing upon general personality, as well as cognitive-behavioral and cognitive social learning perspectives. The book consists of 15 chapters, which are organized into four sections. Part 1 provides an overview of theoretical context and major knowledge base of the psychology of criminal conduct. Part 2 discusses the eight major risk/need factors of criminal conduct. Part 3 examines the prediction and classification of criminal behavior, along with prevention and rehabilitation. Part 4 summarizes the major issues in understanding criminal conduct.
In addition to senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals in psychology, this book may be helpful to students and practitioners in the fields of social work, sociology, education, health, youth and family studies, criminology, and youth and adult justice. The book is also accessible to members of the general public who are interested in understanding antisocial behavior.
  • Resource notes throughout explain important concepts.
  • Technical notes at the back of the book allow the advanced student to explore complex research without distracting readers from the main points.
  • An acronym index is also provided.


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The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, Fifth Edition, discusses the psychology of criminal behavior, drawing upon general personality, as well as cognitive-behavioral and cognitive social learning perspectives. The book consists of 15 chapters, which are organized into four sections. Part 1 provides an overview of theoretical context and major knowledge base of the psychology of criminal conduct. Part 2 discusses the eight major risk/need factors of criminal conduct. Part 3 examines the prediction and classification of criminal behavior, along with prevention and rehabilitation. Part 4 summarizes the major issues in understanding criminal conduct.


In addition to senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals in psychology, this book may be helpful to students and practitioners in the fields of social work, sociology, education, health, youth and family studies, criminology, and youth and adult justice. The book is also accessible to members of the general public who are interested in understanding antisocial behavior.

Resource notes throughout explain important concepts. Technical notes at the back of the book allow the advanced student to explore complex research without distracting readers from the main points. An acronym index is also provided.



Book News
Andrews (Carleton U.) and Bonta (Public Safety Canada) update once more their holistic and interdisciplinary general personality and social psychology of criminal conduct. Though drawing on a number of theoretical positions, they find particular value in general personality and cognitive-behavioral and cognitive social learning perspectives. This edition recognizes the return of crime prevention as concerns in justice and corrections after being long exiled by such attitudes as just deserts and getting tough. Data from surveys and discipline-based criticism are now relegated to Technical Notes in the end matter, so they do not interrupt the flow of the main text. The sections cover the theoretical context and knowledge base, the major risk and need factors of criminal conduct such as antisocial personality patterns and substance abuse, and applications in such contexts as prevention and rehabilitation and criminal types from the common to the exceptional. Earlier editions appeared between 1994 and 2006. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Elsevier

The authors bring the "person" back into criminology by focusing on understanding individual differences in criminal conduct and recognizing the importance of personal, interpersonal, and community factors. What results is a truly interdisciplinary general personality and social psychology of criminal behavior that is open to a wide variety of factors that relate to individual differences - a perspective with both theoretical and practical significance in North America and Great Britain.

The book is now organized into four parts: (1) The Theoretical Context and Knowledge Base to the Psychology of Criminal Conduct, (2) The Major Risk/Need Factors of Criminal Conduct, (3) Applications, and (4) Summary and Conclusions. Chapters include helpful Resource Notes that explain important concepts. A selection of technical notes, separated from the general text, allows the advanced student to explore complex research without distracting readers from the main points.

  • Resource notes throughout explain important concepts.
  • Technical notes at the back of the book allow the advanced student to explore complex research without distracting readers from the main points.
  • An acronym index is also provided.


Publisher: New Providence, NJ : Lexis Nexis/Anderson Publishing, c2010
Edition: 5th ed
ISBN: 9781422463291
Characteristics: xxv, 672 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Bonta, James

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