Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach

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This text explores the psychological factors affecting criminal behaviour. Using a cognitive-behavioural and interactionist approach, it moves from theoretical explanations and descriptions of crime toward empirical research on specific criminal offences.

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Balanced, comprehensive, and research-based, this text explores the psychological factors -- dispositional and environmental -- affecting criminal behavior. Using a cognitive-behavioral and interactionist approach, it integrates international theory and research, and moves from broad, theoretical explanations and descriptions of crime toward empirical research on specific criminal offenses.

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Key Benefit: Balanced, comprehensive and research-based, this book explores the psychological factors dispositional and environmental affecting criminal behavior. Using a cognitive- behavioral and interactionist approach, it integrates international theory and research, and moves from broad, theoretical explanations and descriptions of crime toward empirical research on specific criminal offenses. Key Topics: This book concentrates on the factors affecting the individual, while recognizing the interplay of ecological, social, economic, and political elements. It outlines the underlying philosophy and theoretical orientations about human nature that influences perspectives on criminal behavior. It features a chapter on serial and mass murder, and draws heavily on the knowledge of experienced experts in criminal investigations. There is expanded coverage of criminal profiling and more attention is given to economic crimes such as burglary, larceny and shoplifting. Also features expanded coverage of special mental disorder defenses used in reducing criminal responsibility, such as multiple personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, pathological gambler's syndrome and amnesia. There is extensive coverage of the insanity defense and a section on Satanic cults and their relationships to crime, particularly violent crime. Market: Useful to professionals in the law enforcement field, such as police or forensics psychologists.

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