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Criminal Psychology

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  • Offending Womenby Lynne Haney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Offending Women is an eye-opening journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. Lynne Haney looks at incarcerated mothers, housed together with their children, who are serving terms in alternative, community-based prisons-a type of facility that is becoming increasingly widespread. Incorporating vivid, sometimes shocking... more...

  • The Neurobiology of Criminal Behaviorby Anthony Walsh; Jonathan Bolen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 129.95

    The main feature of this work is that it explores criminal behaviour from all aspects of Tinbergen's Four Questions. Rather than focusing on a single theoretical point of view, this book examines the neurobiology of crime from a biosocial perspective. It suggests that it is necessary to understand some genetics and neuroscience in order to appreciate... more...

  • Criminal Psychologyby Laurence Miller

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 67.95

    Criminal psychology is the application of the principles of normal and abnormal psychology to the understanding, prediction, and control of criminal behavior. Criminal Psychology: Nature, Nurture, Culture provides an in-depth yet readable introduction to the foundations of criminal psychology as it is understood and practiced from the classroom to... more...

  • Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisonsby Martha Grace Duncan

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 89.00

    An ex-convict struggles with his addictive yearning for prison. A law-abiding citizen broods over his pleasure in violent, illegal acts. A prison warden loses his job because he is so successful in rehabilitating criminals. These are but a few of the intriguing stories Martha Grace Duncan examines in her bold, interdisciplinary book Romantic Outlaws,... more...

  • Kosmologien der Gewaltby Adolfo Ceretti; Lorenzo Natali

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book addresses the issue of the origin of criminal violence and relates it to the current fears of threat in politics and society. Based on the theory developed by the interactionist American social-psychologist Lonnie Athens, the authors devote their efforts to all relevant literature. more...

  • In Conflict and Custodyby Rani Dhavan Shankardass

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 36.00

    Myriads of unhappy women feel overwhelmed by formal legal processes and a criminal justice system they believe to be ridden with gender and other biases. Personal crises, whether in their captive lives or in correctional institutions, leave women facing dead ends and crossroads that cause lasting visible and invisible damage to body and mind if not... more...

  • Stigma Revisitedby Stacey Hannem; Chris Bruckert

    University of Ottawa Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    A return on Erving Goffman?s seminal 1963 Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity . more...

  • The Alarming Relation Between Early School Leaving and Crimeby William T. Smale; Tatiana Gounko

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    Smale and Gounko study twelve men who dropped out of school early, and wound up in juvenile delinquency. While many studies have suggested a link between early school leaving and delinquency nobody has done a study from the perspective of the criminals using dissimilar populations. The directional causality between criminal behavior and dropping out... more...

  • Risk Taking and Personal Safetyby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Experimentation, pushing boundaries and testing your own limits is a part of growing up, however there are many potentially unsafe situations in which teenagers may find themselves at risk and their safety compromised by making harmful personal choices. Everyone has the right to feel safe and to live without fear, this includes travelling alone at... more...

  • Ultimate Hard Bastards - The Truth About the Toughest Men in the Worldby Kate Kray

    John Blake Publishing 2005; US$ 8.74

    Meet the hardest men in Britain minders, villains, gangsters, bodyguards, SAS hitmen, murderers and terrorists. In this awesome follow up to the hugely successful Hard Bastards and Hard Bastards 2, Kate Kray, who was married to Ronnie Kray, gets the answers to questions nobody else would dare to ask. We learn the truth about what drives some of... more...