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  • Becoming Evilby James Waller

    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...

  • A Matter of Securityby Friedemann Pfafflin; Gwen Adshead; Mark Morris; Michael Parker

    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...

  • Understanding Psychology and Crimeby James McGuire

    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...

  • Dynamic Securityby Michael Parker; John Gunn; Peter Bennett; Dennie Briggs; Leonidas Cheliotis

    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...

  • Serial Crimeby Wayne Petherick

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 55.95

    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...

  • Crime and Coercionby Mark Colvin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • The Killer Withinby Paul Toohey

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 27.22

    Heat, red dirt, crocodiles, lonely roads, guns, drugs, madmen, murder . . . and the shocking true story of the dead heart of Australia and its most notorious denizen, Bradley John Murdoch. more...

  • Letters From Prison, Voices of Women Murderersby Jennifer Furio

    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...

  • Understanding Race And Crimeby Colin Scott Webster

    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...

  • Crimes of Punishmentby Theodore L. Dorpat

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 35.00

    This groundbreaking book by an award-winning psychoanalyst and forensic psychiatrist presents a comprehensive exploration of a timely but often taboo topic: the failure of punishment to deter crime and violence, an issue that affects us both individually and as a culture. Written at the culmination of the author s fifty-year career as a psychoanalyst,... more...