The Psychology of Criminal Conduct (6th New edition)

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct (6th New edition)

By: James Bonta (author), D. A. Andrews (author)Paperback

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The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, Sixth Edition, provides a psychological and evidence-informed perspective of criminal behavior that sets it apart from many criminological and mental health explanations of criminal behavior. Drawing upon the General Personality and Cognitive Social Learning theory, James Bonta and Donald Andrews provide an overview of the theoretical context and major knowledge base of the psychology of criminal conduct, discuss the eight major risk/need factors of criminal conduct, examine the prediction and classification of criminal behavior along with prevention and rehabilitation, and summarize the major issues in understanding criminal conduct. This book also offers the Risk/Need/Responsivity (RNR) model of offender assessment and treatment that has guided developments in the subject throughout the world. In this edition, the first since Andrews' death, Bonta carefully maintains the book's original contributions while presenting these core concepts succinctly, clearly, and elegantly. Appropriate for advanced undergraduates and graduate students as well as for scholars, researchers, and practitioners, The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, Sixth Edition, further extends and refines the authors' body of work.

About Author

James Bonta served as Director of Corrections Research at Public Safety Canada from 1990 until 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1979. Bonta was a psychologist, and later Chief Psychologist, at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, a maximum-security remand facility for adults and young offenders. Throughout his career, Bonta has held various academic appointments and professional posts and was a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards for the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Behavior. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, a recipient of the Association's Criminal Justice Section's Career Contribution Award for 2009, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012, the Maud Booth Correctional Services Award, 2015, and the 2015 Community Corrections Award from the International Corrections and Prisons Association. The late D.A. Andrews was a noted criminologist affiliated with Carleton University throughout his academic career. His work on the psychology of criminal conduct produced what became known as the "theory of correctional intervention," which set the standard for successful intervention practices throughout the field of corrections worldwide. He was a founding member of Carleton's Criminology and Criminal Justice Program and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. He received numerous awards for his work in the criminal justice field, including those from the American Probation and Parole Association, Correctional Service Canada, the International Community Corrections Association, and the American Society of Criminology. After his retirement, he remained active in the criminal justice field as a Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Research Professor.


Preface to the Sixth Edition Part 1: The Theoretical Context and Knowledge Base to the Psychology of Criminal Conduct Chapter 1 An Overview of the Psychology of Criminal Conduct Definition of the Psychology of Criminal Conduct Values at the Base of PCC Objectives of PCC Definitions of Criminal Behavior Variation in Criminal Conduct A Look Ahead Worth Remembering Chapter 2 The Empirical Basis to the Psychology of Criminal Conduct The Research Designs 1. The Correlates of Crime and the Cross-Sectional Research Designs 2. Predictor Variables and the Longitudinal Design 3. Dynamic Predictors and the Multiwave Longitudinal Design 4. Causal Variables and the Randomized Experimental Design Some Commonly Used Statistics 1. Statistical Significance: p < .05 and Confidence Intervals 2. Statistical Measures of the Magnitude of Covariation Meta-Analyses Moderator Variables A Comment on Aggregated Crime Rates Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 3 From Criminology Theories to a Psychological Perspective of Criminal Conduct x Criminological Theories Strain Theory Subcultural Perspectives Labeling and Marxist/Conflict Theories Control Theories Differential Association Theory Summary of Criminological Theories A General Personality and Cognitive Social Learning Theory of Criminal Conduct The Learning of Criminal Behavior A Glimpse at the Evidence Supporting GPCSL and the Central Eight Summary Worth Remembering Part 2: The Major Risk/Need Factors of Criminal Conduct Chapter 4 The Biological Basis of Criminal Behavior Heredity and Crime The Search for a Crime Gene Intergenerational Crime What Twin and Adoption Studies Tell Us about Nature and Nurture Twin Studies Adoption Studies The Nature-Nurture Interaction Neurophysiological Factors and Crime The Difficult, Impulsive, Sensation-Seeking Temperament Crime: A Failure or Success of Evolution? A Failure in Evolution: The Caveman Awakened Criminal Behavior as an Evolutionary Adaptation Three Closing Comments Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 5 Antisocial Personality Pattern Psychology's View of Personality The Super Trait Perspectives of Personality Is Personality Just a Matter of Traits? Criminology's View of Personality Then . . . And Now . . . Antisocial Personality as Pathology Psychiatry and Antisocial Personality Disorder Psychopathy The Assessment of Psychopathy: Hare's Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R) Are There Noncriminal Psychopaths? The Etiology of Psychopathy The Treatment of Psychopaths Can Children Be Psychopaths? A General Personality and Cognitive Social Learning Perspective: APP Poor Self-Control: A Facet of Antisocial Personality Antisocial Personality Pattern: Risk and Treatment Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 6 The Role of Procriminal Associates and Attitudes in Criminal Conduct When Parents Lose Control: The Path to Procriminal Associates Psychological Perspectives on Delinquent Associates Delinquent Associates: Training in Criminal Behavior Gangs Cognitions Supportive of Crime: Procriminal Attitudes Development of Procriminal Attitudes The Attitude-Behavior Link Classifying Procriminal Attitudes Assessment of Procriminal Attitudes Targeting Procriminal Attitudes in Treatment Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 7 The Person in Social Context: Family, Marital, School, Work, Leisure/Recreation, and Neighborhood Family of Origin Learning to Care: The Parent-Child Relationship and the Development of Social Bonds Parenting Practices and Delinquency Family Interventions and the Reduction of Delinquent Behavior Primary Prevention Secondary Prevention Family Programs Summary Marital Attachments School Work Leisure/Recreation Neighborhood Summary Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 8 Substance Abuse Alcohol Abuse Definition and Prevalence Alcohol Abuse and Crime Treating Alcohol Abuse Drug Abuse Prevalence Treating Drug Abuse Relapse Prevention Summary Dealing with Resistance to Treatment Motivational Interviewing Mandated Treatment and Drug Courts A Final Comment on Substance Abuse Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Part 3: Applications Chapter 9 The Risk-Need-Responsivity Model of Offender Assessment and Treatment The Overarching Principles The Core RNR Principles and Key Clinical Issues Organizational Principles Summary Chapter 10 Prediction of Criminal Behavior and Classification of Offenders Assessing Predictive Accuracy PCC and Prediction Offender Assessment and the Principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity Risk Principle: Match the Level of Service to the Level of Risk Need Principle: Target criminogenic needs Responsivity Principle: Use cognitive-behavioral interventions with attention to personal learning styles Approaches to the Assessment and Prediction of Criminal Behavior First-Generation Risk Assessment: Professional Judgment Second-Generation Risk Assessment: Actuarial, Static Risk Scales Third-Generation Assessment: Risk/Need Scales The Level of Service Inventory-Revised Criminogenic Needs and the Dynamic Validity of the LSI-R Summary of the LSI-R Fourth-Generation Risk Assessment: The Integration of Case Management with Risk/Need Assessment The General Applicability of Theory-Based Offender Assessment LS Risk Assessment Across Different Populations Age Gender Race/Ethnicity Summary LS Risk and Violence Outcomes Obstacles to Using Empirically Based Risk Assessment for Offender Rehabilitation The Future of Offender Assessment Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 11 Offender Rehabilitation The How and Why of "Nothing Works" The Birth of "What Works" Further results from the Expanded Meta-Analysis Independent Meta-Analytic Summaries of the Effects of RNR Programming GPCSL and Intervention Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 12 Creating and Maintaining RNR Adherence: A Real World Challenge Fidelity in Offender Risk/Need Assessment Enhancing the Integrity of Correctional Treatment Some Major Barriers to RNR Adherence Assessment of Programs and Agencies The Components of Effective Correctional Supervision and Treatment The Dimensions of Effective Correctional Counseling: 1. Relationship The Dimensions of Effective Correctional Counseling: 2. Structuring a) The Effective Model b) Effective Reinforcement c) Effective Disapproval d) Cognitive Restructuring x Training Correctional Staff to Apply the RNR Model Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS) Training Issues The Evaluation of STICS Results Staff Training Aimed at Reducing Re-arrest (STARR) Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS) Summary Cost-Benefit Evaluations of Offender Treatment Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 13 The Failed Experiment: Getting Tough on Crime Criminal Justice Sanctions and Just Deserts The Effects of Imprisonment on Crime and the Community 1. Incapacitation Effect: Taking the Bad Off the Streets 2. Restoring Faith in the Criminal Justice System 3. Deterrence Evaluations of Intermediate Sanctions The Unfulfilled Promise of Fairness Summary The Psychology of Punishment Why Doesn't Punishment Work? Conditions for Effective Punishment The Side Effects of Punishment Summary on Punishment An Alternative to Retribution: Restorative Justice Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Chapter 14 Criminal Subtypes: Intimate Partner Violence, the Mentally Disordered and Sex Offenders Intimate Partner Violence Men Who Batter: How Different are They from Regular Criminals? Risk Factors from Surveys Risk Factors from the Study of Conflictual Relationships Actuarial Risk Scales for Intimate Partner Abuse Treatment of Male Batterers The Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO) Estimating the Prevalence of Mental Disorders Dangerousness and the Psychiatric Patient Threat/Control-Override Symptomatology Dangerous and the MDO Risk Factors for MDOs Treatment of the MDO The Sex Offender How Unique are Sex Offenders? Risk Factors for Sexual Offending The Treatment of Sex Offenders A Few Closing Comments Worth Remembering Recommended Readings Part 4: Summary and Conclusions Chapter 15 A General Personality and Cognitive Social Learning Perspective of Criminal Conduct: Summary and Conclusions A. Empirical Understanding Incidence and Prevalence of Criminal Activity The Correlates of Criminal Activity The Central Eight Wide Applicability The Ability to Influence Crime B. A Theoretical Understanding and Challenges to GPCSL Desistance Good Lives Model (GLM) C. An Understanding of Practical Value Prediction Instruments Effective Prevention and Treatment Specific Responsivity The Impact of a Psychology of Criminal Conduct Conclusion and Final Comments References Index to Selected Acronyms Subject Index Name Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781138935778
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 450
  • ID: 9781138935778
  • weight: 975
  • ISBN10: 1138935778
  • edition: 6th New edition

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