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- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95
Psychological criminology addresses the question: what is it about individuals and their experiences that cause them to commit crime and/or to become criminal? This book provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality, exploring theories focusing on factors present at birth (human nature, heredity); theories... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95
Offender profiling is now viewed as an integral part of serious crime investigations by many law enforcement agencies across the world and continues to attract a high public and media profile. Despite almost three decades of research and developments in the field, the public impression of offender profiling is still influenced by misleading media... more...
- Karnac Books 2007; US$ 26.95
In this volume contemporary staff describe their thinking and clinical work. Theoretical underpinnings for the understanding of perversion and violence, questions of risk and ethics and the institutional difficulties which emerge in the care of these patients are presented alongside chapters on clinical work, with adults and adolescents, including... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2008; US$ 11.50
In April 1994 in a remote NSW town, Donna Carson was bashed, doused in petrol and set alight by her de facto partner. She suffered horrific burns to 65%of her body and spent the next six months in hospital lapsing in and out of consciousness.Throughout, what kept her alive was the thought of her two young sons, Coe and Bodean.While she recuperated,... more...
- Karnac Books 2001; US$ 30.95
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy as a practice is the antithesis of a prison regime. Prisons are hard; psychotherapy is porous, permeable. Echoed throughout this book is the obvious paradox that is being worked when practicing psychotherapy in prison. The two are world's apart, yet each can creatively serve the other. more...
- University Press of America 2011; US$ 54.99
Examines the extent to which black gangsterism is a product of civil rights gains, community transition, black flight, social activism, and failed grassroots social movement groups. The voice of the ghetto was silenced by a black leadership preoccupied with a middle-class integrationist agenda, leading to confusion, frustration, and the emergence of... more...
- Karnac Books 2002; US$ 33.95
It is Costello's aim to bring a 'unifying vision and theoretical integration' to the array of perspectives and theories in the field of criminality, and examines the contributions of both orthodox and evolutionary psychiatry, and explores the role of family experience in shaping the 'pale criminal'. more...
- Hart Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 93.60
The return of emotions to debates about crime and criminal justice has been a striking development of recent decades across many jurisdictions. This has been registered in the return of shame to justice procedures, a heightened focus on victims and their emotional needs, fear of crime as a major preoccupation of citizens and politicians, and highly... more...
- Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 31.95
An important classic, especially useful for courses in criminal behavior and personality, this text begins with a discussion of the construction of types of crime and then formulates and utilizes a typology of criminal behavior systems. more...