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- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99
Offers a more sophisticated and comprehensive psychological view of how anyone can potentially participate in heinous crimes against humanity. In this book, social psychologist points to the dispositional and situational factors than can lead ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 47.00
Addresses such questions as: What contributions can psychology make to our understanding of crime? And, how can psychological models and research help to prevent crime and reduce repeat offending? This book discusses the relationships between psychology, criminology and criminal justice, and is useful for students of criminology and psychology. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 113.95
In reviewing introductory texts available to criminologists, one is left with the impression that biological factors are irrelevant to the formulation of criminal behavior. Where biology is mentioned at all, it receives infinitesimal coverage. This dearth of attention could at one time be blamed on shoddy research and the legitimate fear that evidence... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2006; US$ 47.95
Dynamic Security describes the theory, practice and management of democratic therapeutic communities (TCs) in prisons using clinical examples and case studies. The contributors explore the complexities of working in TCs and the powerful emotional impact generated in the process of therapy in the forensic setting. more...
- Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 53.95
Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling successfully connects concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes ?murder, sexual assault, and arson? something no other book available does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is new to the... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 47.95
It explores the psychodynamic theory of attachment and how it can be used to offer new ways of thinking when working with mental disorders in offenders. Discusses the development of personality in terms of interpersonal functioning and relationships with others, which is essential to understand both interpersonal violence and abnormal development. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 115.00
In a major new theory of criminal behavior, Mark Colvin argues that chronic criminals emerge from a developmental process characterized by recurring, erratic episodes of coercion. Colvin's differential coercion theory, which integrates several existing criminological perspectives, lays out a compelling argument that coercive forces create social and... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00
Why are some ethnic minorities associated with higher levels of offending? How can racist violence be explained? Are the reasons for offending and victimization among ethnic minorities different from those among ethnic majorities? This book provides an introduction to the debates and controversies about race, crime and criminal justice. more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95
Written by incarcerated women, these incredibly personal, surprisingly honest letters shed light on their lives, their crimes - and the mitigating circumstances. Author Jennifer Furio, a prison reform activist, subtly reveals the biases if the criminal ju more...