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Criminal Psychology

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  • 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...

  • Life within Hidden Worldsby Jessica Williams Saunders

    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...

  • The Pale Criminalby Stephen J. Costello

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 33.95

    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...

  • The Neurobiology of Criminal Behaviorby Anthony Walsh; Jonathan Bolen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • 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...