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Criminal Psychology

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

    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...

  • Crime and Coercionby Mark Colvin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Key Issues in Criminal Career Researchby Alex R. Piquero; David P. Farrington; Alfred Blumstein

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    This book presents one of the world's most descriptive accounts of the criminal careers of 411 South London boys followed to age 40. 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...

  • 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...

  • Dire Emotions and Lethal Behavioursby Charles Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 47.95

    Dire Emotions and Lethal Behaviours explores the primary motivational system in human beings. Based on the work of C. G. Jung, James Hillman, Louis Stewart and Silvan Tomkins, Charles Stewart investigates the psychology of the innate affects, with a focus towards the emotional motivation of adolescents and young adults who have killed others, themselves,... more...

  • A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Hazardous Industries in Pakistanby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2004; US$ 5.00

    Based on field work in Sindh and Punjab provinces. Describes working conditions and labour arrangements in three hazardous industries and examines forms of coercion and bondedness. more...