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Criminal Psychology

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  • Professionalizing Offender Profilingby Laurence Alison; Lee Rainbow

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 53.95

    Edited by and containing contributions from the most respected and experienced researchers and practitioners working today, this book will be essential reading for Police Officers, researchers, students and anyone with an interest in the professionalization and contemporary contribution of forensic psychology to twenty-first century criminal investigation.... more...

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

    Karnac Books 2007; US$ 26.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Codes of the Underworldby Diego Gambetta

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    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...

  • 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...