9780763797904

Violent Offenders

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    9780763797904

  • ISBN10:

    0763797901

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2011
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Summary

Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Public Policy and Practice, Second Edition is a collection of original scholarship from an international collection of applied and academic criminologists. This text contains cutting-edge material on the broad category of criminal predators, including homicide offenders, sex offenders, financial predators, and conventional street criminals. Unlike other texts on the subject that narrowly focus on one type of criminal (e.g., serial killers), this updated Second Edition illustrates the systemic importance of predation in antisocial behavior. This book is divided into two parts; part one contains theory and research on violent offenders, and part two covers the policy and practice of responding to violent offenders.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. VII
Reviewersp. IX
Contributorsp. XI
Theory and Researchp. 1
The Importance of Violent Offenders to Criminologyp. 3
The Overlap of Violent Offending and Violent Victimization: Assessing the Evidence and Explanationsp. 17
Community-Level Correlates of Crimep. 39
Where I'm From: Criminal Predators and Their Environmentsp. 55
Cyber-Related Violencep. 75
Still Psychopathic After All These Yearsp. 95
The Behavioral Genetics of Predatory Criminal Behaviorp. 109
Vigilance, Violence, and Murder in Mateshipsp. 125
Early Risk Factors for Young Homicide Offenders and Victimsp. 143
Generality of Deviance and Predation: Crime-Switching and Specialization Patterns in Persistent Sexual Offendersp. 161
Comparing Women and Men Who Killp. 185
Female Sexual Offendingp. 207
Gang Involvement and Predatory Crimep. 221
The Heterogeneity of Predatory Behaviors in Sexual Homicidep. 235
Policy and Practicep. 257
Focused Deterrence Strategies and the Reduction of Gang and Group-Involved Violencep. 259
Arrested Today, Out Tomorrow: Patrol Officers' Perceptions of a Broken Justice Systemp. 281
Sex Offenders on the Internet: Cyber-Struggles for the Protection of Childrenp. 301
Prosecuting Criminal Predatorsp. 319
Alternative Adjudication Methods for Offenders with Mental Health Problemsp. 335
Violent Offenders: A Perspective on Dynamic Federal Supervision Practicesp. 351
Criminal Predatory Behavior in the Federal Bureau of Prisonsp. 369
Institutional Misconduct Among Capital Murderersp. 383
Civil Commitment Laws for Sexual Predatorsp. 401
Sex Offender Registries and Criminal Predatorsp. 419
Running to Stand Still? Reentry and Violent Offendersp. 433
Name Indexp. 449
Subject Indexp. 453
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