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Criminal Behavior : A Psychological Approach

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780137876495

ISBN10:
0137876491
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

Designed for junior/senior-level courses in Psychology of Crime, Criminal Behavior, Criminology, and Crime Patterns, this text uses a cognitive-behavioral and interactionist approach, integrating international theory and research and moving from broad, theoretical explanations and descriptions of crime toward empirical research on specific criminal offenses. Viewing the criminal offender as being embedded and continually influenced by multiple systems within the psychosocial environment, the book examines the causes, classification, prediction, prevention, intervention, and treatment of criminal behavior from a social psychological perspective. The Fifth Edition presents the criminal offender as existing on a continuum, ranging from the serious, repetitive offender that begins his/her criminal career at a very young age to the adolescent-limited offender who usually begins offending during adolescence.

Table of Contents

PREFACE IX
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
1(22)
Perspectives of Human Nature in Theories of Crime
2(1)
Perspectives in Criminology
3(4)
Definition of Criminal Behavior
7(1)
Uniform Crime Reports
8(6)
Self-Report Studies
14(2)
Victimization Surveys
16(4)
The Focus of the Book
20(2)
The Scope of the Book
22(1)
CHAPTER 2 JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: DEVELOPMENTAL FACTORS
23(25)
Definition of Juvenile Delinquency
25(1)
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending
26(4)
Social Risk Factors
30(2)
Psychological Risk Factors
32(5)
Family Background
37(2)
Intelligence and Delinquency
39(4)
Gender and Juvenile Offending
43(1)
Prevention and Treatment of Juvenile Offending
43(3)
Summary and Conclusions
46(2)
CHAPTER 3 ORIGINS OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR: BIOLOGICAL FACTORS
48(30)
The Born Criminal
49(2)
Physique and Crime
51(5)
Twin Studies
56(2)
Adoption Studies
58(3)
Eysenck's Theory of Personality and Crime
61(15)
Summary and Conclusions
76(2)
CHAPTER 4 THE PSYCHOPATH: A FOCUS ON BIOPSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS
78(35)
Behavioral Description
81(6)
The Female Psychopath
87(2)
Basic Neurophysiological Concepts and Terminology
89(16)
Childhood of the Psychopath
105(6)
Summary and Conclusions
111(2)
CHAPTER 5 ORIGINS OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR: LEARNING FACTORS
113(20)
Behaviorism
114(4)
Social Learning
118(6)
Frustration-Induced Criminality
124(2)
Situational Instigators and Regulators of Criminal Behavior
126(6)
Summary and Conclusions
132(1)
CHAPTER 6 THE MENTALLY DISORDERED OFFENDER
133(41)
Mental Disorders and Crime
134(7)
Mental Disorders and Violence
141(3)
The Mentally Disordered Offender and Criminal Responsibility
144(1)
The Insanity Defense
145(5)
Incompetency to Stand Trial
150(3)
Transfers
153(1)
The Mentally Disordered Sex Offender
154(2)
Mental Disorders as Unique Defenses
156(6)
Dangerousness
162(10)
Summary and Conclusions
172(2)
CHAPTER 7 HUMAN AGGRESSION AND VIOLENCE
174(34)
Defining Aggression
175(2)
Theoretical Perspectives on Aggression
177(8)
Cognitive Models of Aggression
185(2)
Overt and Covert Acts of Aggression
187(2)
Environmental Factors
189(5)
Effects of Mass Media
194(3)
Victim-Precipitated Aggression
197(1)
The Physiology of Aggression
198(8)
Summary and Conclusions
206(2)
CHAPTER 8 CRIMINAL HOMICIDE AND ASSAULT
208(27)
Definitions
210(1)
Sociological Correlates of Homicide
211(6)
Sociological Correlates of Assault
217(2)
Family Violence
219(15)
Summary and Conclusions
234(1)
CHAPTER 9 CRIMINAL HOMICIDE: A CLOSER LOOK
235(38)
Investigative Methods
235(2)
Criminal Investigative Analysis (Profiling)
237(3)
Multiple Murderers
240(2)
Serial Murderers
242(7)
Mass Murderers
249(3)
Satanic Cults and Homicide
252(7)
Psychological Factors in Violent Crime
259(4)
Cognitive Self-Regulation and Violence
263(4)
Deindividuation and Crowd Violence
267(3)
Summary and Conclusions
270(3)
CHAPTER 10 SEXUAL OFFENSES
273(44)
Rape
274(21)
Pedophilia
295(12)
Exhibitionism
307(3)
Voyeurism and Fetishism
310(2)
Treatment of Sexual Offenders
312(3)
Summary and Conclusions
315(2)
CHAPTER 11 ECONOMIC CRIME, PUBLIC ORDER CRIME, AND OTHER CRIME
317(43)
Burglary
319(6)
Larceny and Motor Vehicle Theft
325(1)
Shoplifting
326(5)
Robbery
331(4)
White-Collar and Occupational Crime
335(6)
Cybercrime
341(1)
Hostage-Taking Offenses
341(4)
Arson
345(7)
Bombings
352(3)
Prostitution
355(4)
Summary and Conclusions
359(1)
CHAPTER 12 DRUGS AND CRIME
360(24)
The Hallucinogens: Cannabis
363(4)
Amphetamines and Cocaine
367(4)
Narcotic Drugs
371(3)
The Depressants: Alcohol
374(7)
Summary and Conclusions
381(3)
CHAPTER 13 CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
384(22)
The Correctional System
386(2)
Societal Rationale for Imprisonment of Offenders
388(2)
Classification and Prediction
390(2)
Psychological Effects of Imprisonment
392(4)
Treatment and Rehabilitation
396(2)
Rehabilitation and Psychological Treatment
398(8)
CASES CITED 406(1)
GLOSSARY 407(18)
REFERENCES 425(56)
AUTHOR INDEX 481(8)
SUBJECT INDEX 489


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