Criminal Behavior A Psychological Approach

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Edition: 10th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2012-12-21
Publisher(s): Pearson
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A comprehensive psychological approach to criminal behavior. Accurate, researched-based, contemporary, and comprehensive: Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach, Tenth Edition, builds on the excellence established in previous editions. The text offers a detailed look at crime, what may lead to it, and how criminal behavior may be prevented, all from a psychological perspective. Focusing on serious crimes, particularly those involving violence, Criminal Behavioroffers a comprehensive look at this complex field with effective and engaging material that has been classroom-tested for over thirty years.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Introduction to Criminal Behavior 

Chapter 2        Origins of Criminal Behavior: Developmental Risk Factors 

Chapter 3        Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological Factors 

Chapter 4        Origins of Criminal Behavior: Learning and Situational Factors 

Chapter 5        Human Aggression and Violence 

Chapter 6        Juvenile Delinquency 

Chapter 7        Criminal Psychopathy 

Chapter 8        Crime and Mental Disorders 

Chapter 9        Homicide, Assault, and Family Violence 

Chapter 10      Multiple Murder, School, and Workplace Violence 

Chapter 11      Psychology of Terrorism  

Chapter 12      Sexual Assault 

Chapter 13      Sexual Assault of Children and Youth and Other Sexual Offenses 

Chapter 14      Property Crime 

Chapter 15      Violent Economic Crime and Crimes of Intimidation 

Chapter 16      Substance Abuse, Alcohol, and Crime 

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