For undergraduate and graduate courses in criminal behavior, criminology, the psychology of crime, crime and delinquency, and forensic psychology.
A comprehensive psychological approach to criminal and antisocial behavior.
Building on a tradition of excellence, Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach is accurate, well-researched, contemporary, and comprehensive. It offers a detailed look at crime, what may lead to it, and how criminal behavior may be prevented - all from a psychological perspective. With a focus on serious crimes, particularly those involving violence, this text offers an all-inclusive look at a very complex field through effective and engaging material that has been classroom-tested for more than thirty years.
Now in the Eleventh Edition, you'll find crucial updates relating to crime definitions and DSM-5 categories, as well as the most current statistics and recently proposed models and theories. Numerous topics - such as intimate partner violence, juvenile sex offending, terrorist recruitment, elderly abuse, and sexual burglary - now receive more extensive coverage than ever before.
1. Introduction to Criminal Behavior 2. Origins of Criminal Behavior: Developmental Risk Factors 3. Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological Factors 4. Origins of Criminal Behavior: Learning and Situational Factors 5. Human Aggression and Violence 6. Juvenile Delinquency 7. Psychopathy 8. Crime and Mental Disorders 9. Homicide, Assault, and Intimate Partner and Family Violence 10. Multiple Murder, School and Workplace Violence 11. Psychology of Modern Terrorism 12. Sexual Assault 13. Sexual Abuse of Children and Youth 14. Burglary, Home Invasions, Thefts, and "White-Collar" Offenses 15. Violent Economic Crime, Cybercrime, and Crimes of Intimidation 16. Substance Abuse and Crime