Crime in a Psychological Context (BOK)

Glenn Walters

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This book examines the psychological constructs of crime and the criminal lifestyle and includes topics such as psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and criminal lifestyle. Written in an engaging style, the author introduces compelling explanations of crime, in part by showing how the criminal lifestyle is capable of integrating two seemingly incompatible crime paradigms: the career criminal paradigm and the criminal career paradigm. Starting with a context for criminality, moving from particular constructs of crime to more evidence-based theories, this volume challenges students to think in a different way about crime and criminal behavior. Each chapter: * Begins with a clinical case study that is periodically referenced throughout the chapter to illustrate and illuminate the context being discussed * examines the latent structure of crime-related constructs such as psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and criminal lifestyle * explores evidence-based interventions that could prevent further crime * offers a view of the phenomenological world of the criminal offender to help students further understand the nature of crime.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Glenn Walters
Sage Publications US public.
ISBN 9781412996082
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,4cm x 22,8cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 391 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd