Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies and Criminal Justice

Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies and Criminal Justice

By: Dr. Jacqueline Helfgott (author)Hardback

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Rich in historical and contemporary theory and research, "Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice" is a comprehensive core text that provides an interdisciplinary overview of criminal behavior by examining relevant crime theories, explanations of how and why crime typologies are developed, literature reviews for major crime categories, and discussions of how crime theories and crime typologies are used throughout the criminal justice process. Focusing on relevant themes and current issues, this text also looks closely at categorizations of criminal behavior; the relationship between crime and pop culture, mass media, and computer technology; and gender issues and crime. This engaging book applies theory and research to real-world criminal justice practice. This title applies theory and research to concrete examples of criminal justice practice in law enforcement, public safety, courts/law, and corrections. It explores real-world examples and contemporary issues using chapter-opening vignettes, illustrative photos and graphs, boxed real-life case studies, and an interdisciplinary framework - making the text lively and engaging. It views crime as a dynamic, changing phenomenon and examines how mass media and computer technology shape criminal behavior in a unique chapter on crime, media, and technology that addresses cybercrime and copy cat crimes - topics that fascinate students. It examines feminist issues and cultural criminology, reviewing the role of gender and culture in shaping criminal behavior. It boasts full chapters on political crime and economic crime - subjects often ignored in other texts. It includes comparative information throughout, giving students an international perspective, as well as topical coverage relating to race, ethnicity, and gender issues. A student study site includes self-quizzes, e-flashcards, NPR and Frontline audio and video clips, SAGE Journal articles, and more. Instructors' Resources on CD-Rom includes test questions, PowerPoint slides, and in-class exercises. This core text offers contemporary insight on criminal behavior for undergraduate and graduate students in criminology and criminal justice, psychology, and related fields.

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About Author

Jacqueline (Jackie) Helfgott is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Seattle University, where she has taught since 1993. She received her B.A.from the University of Washington in Psychology/Society & Justice and Masters and Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in Administration of Justice with a graduate minor in Psychology. Her work has been published in major journals including Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, The Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Federal Probation, The International Review of Victimology, and others. Her research has focused in two general directions - the intersection of psychology, criminology, and criminal justice and institutional and community corrections. Specific research foci and areas of expertise include: psychopathy - its role in the criminal justice system and the prediction of violent recidivism and dangerousness; criminal behavior and the use of crime typologies at different stages of the criminal justice process; offender reentry; correctional program evaluation; and restorative justice - balancing victim, offender, and citizen needs, rights, and interests.


SECTION ONE: Theories and Typologies Chapter 1: Criminal Behavior - Nature, Extent, and Measurement Why do People Commit Crime? Crime in the United States Measurement of Crime The Changing Nature of Crime and Its Response in the 21st Century Chapter 2: Theories of Criminal Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Perspective Interdisciplinary Criminology Integrating Theories of Criminal Behavior Applying Interdisciplinary Criminology Chapter 3: Typologies of Crime and Mental Disorders What is a "typology?" How are typologies constructed? Mental Disorders and Criminal Behavior Criminal Typologies: Theory and Purpose Evaluating Typologies Chapter 4: Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior Defining Psychopathy The Psychopath's Inability to Feel What Causes Psychopathy? Primary and Secondary Psychopathy Socio-cultural Influences on Manifestations of Psychopathy The Levels Hypothesis Psychopathy, Crime, and Criminal Justice Policy and Practice SECTION TWO: Criminal Typologies Chapter 5: Violent Crime Agression and Violence Types of Violent Crime Chapter 6: Sex Crime Normal Sexuality, Sexual Deviance, Sexual Disorder, and Sex Crime Sex Offender Typologies Chapter 7: Economic Crime What is Economic Crime? Economic Crime Typologies Chapter 8: Public Order Crime The Nature of Public Order Offenses Public Order Crime Typologies Chapter 9: Political Crime Defining Political Crime Types of Political Crime The Nature and Dynamics of Political Crime Chapter 10: The Influence of Technology, Media, and Popular Culture on Criminal Behavior: Copycat and Cybercrime Technology-Related Risk Factors for Criminal Behavior Technology-Related Crime Subtypes Crimes of the Future - How Technology Shapes Criminal Behavior SECTION THREE: Applying Theories and Typologies to Criminal Justice Policy and Practice Chapter 11: Applied Criminology - How Theory and Typologies are Used in the Criminal Justice System Police and Public Safety Courts Corrections Chapter 12: Challenges for the Future in Understanding and Responding to Criminal Behavior The Science of Criminal Behavior Remembering the Past to Inform the Future Challenges and Innovative Directions for the Study of Criminal Behavior Glossary

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/05/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412904872
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781412904872
  • weight: 1007
  • ISBN10: 1412904870

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