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Criminal Psychology

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  • Psychological Criminologyby Richard Wortley

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • Professionalizing Offender Profilingby Laurence Alison; Lee Rainbow

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • Lectures on Violence, Perversion and Delinquencyby David Morgan; Stanley Ruszczynski

    Karnac Books 2007; US$ 25.95

    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...

  • Judas Kissesby Donna Carson

    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...

  • The Mentally Abnormal Offenderby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 89.27

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • Life within Hidden Worldsby Jessica Williams Saunders

    Karnac Books 2001; US$ 28.95

    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...

  • Black Vanguards and Black Gangstersby Steven R. Cureton

    UPA 2011; US$ 59.99

    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...

  • Konstruierte Normalitäten - normale Abweichungenby Gesine Drews-Sylla; Elisabeth Dütschke; Halyna Leontiy; Elena Polledri

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99

    Der Sammelband vereint Beiträge der Tagung ?Konstruierte Norm[alität][en] ? normale Abweichung[en]?, die vom Konstanzer Netzwerk internationaler (Post-)Doktorandinnen organisiert wurde. Prozesse der Normbildungen und der Grenzziehung zwischen Normalitäten und Abweichungen werden in vier interdisziplinären Sektionen diskutiert. Die AutorInnen thematisieren... more...

  • The Pale Criminalby Stephen J. Costello

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 31.95

    It was Freud, borrowing Nietszche's phrase from Thus Spake Zarathustra, who described as 'pale criminals' those who committed criminal acts out of deep-lying (unconscious) guilt. The focus of this challenging and penetrating study is on this type of criminality. It is Stephen J. Costello's aim to bring a 'unifying vision and theoretical integration'... more...

  • Codes of the Underworldby Diego Gambetta

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    How do criminals communicate with each other? Unlike the rest of us, people planning crimes can't freely advertise their goods and services, nor can they rely on formal institutions to settle disputes and certify quality. They face uniquely intense dilemmas as they grapple with the basic problems of whom to trust, how to make themselves trusted, and... more...