Evil Minds Understanding and Responding to Violent Predators

ISBN-10: 0130486132
ISBN-13: 9780130486134
Edition: 2005
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Description: For courses in deviance, violence and victimology. This unique, engaging text uses a multi-disciplinary approach in an effort to understand the evil minds of criminals that engage in predatory violence. Evil Minds uses the study of the monsters  More...

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Book details

List price: $92.80
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/4/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

For courses in deviance, violence and victimology. This unique, engaging text uses a multi-disciplinary approach in an effort to understand the evil minds of criminals that engage in predatory violence. Evil Minds uses the study of the monsters among usserial killers, mass murderers, child molesters and rapiststo introduce students to the theories, concepts and research from the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology & criminal justice that social scientists employ to understand and respond to violent criminals.

Violent Crimes: Types and Patterns
This section focuses on the following categories of repeat violent offenders
Included is a discussion of particular traits and patterns of these offenders, victimology, and actual case studies
Monsters and their Victims: The Dance
The victim and the offender the relationship between victims and violent criminals (victimology)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Measuring Crime and Victimization
Victimization Theory
Conclusion
The Sexual Predator
Sex offender types (rapist, molesters, etc.)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Serial Rapists
Pedophiles and Child Molesters
Women Child Molesters
Responding to Sexual Predators
Conclusion
Murdering Minds
Murderer types (serial killers, spree and mass killers, killers for profit, terrorists, etc.)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Mass Murderers
Spree Killers
Male Serial Killer
Female Serial Killer
Conclusion
Sources of Predatory Violence: Pieces of the Puzzle
This section reviews theory and research on the sources of violent and sexual offending, examining biological, psychological and sociological contributors
How to Create a Monster According to Psychological Theories of Development
Psychological theories of personality development related to violence, personality disorders and psychopathy: psychodynamic, social learning/cognitive, trait theory
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Psychodynamic Theory
Learning and Cognitive Theory
Trait/Dispositional Theory
So Which Theory is Right? Discussion Questions and Activities
Key Words
References
How do Social Scientists Find Answers?
Scientific method
Research designs, strengths and weaknesses
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Basic Elements of Research
Research Methods/Strategies
Discussion Questions and Activities
Key Words
References
Toxic Families and Culture
Sociological theories
Research on family and early childhood influences
Research on the media, community, and their contributions to violence
Learning Objectives
Introduction
Gender, Race, and Violence
Learning Violence
Familial Influences
Peer Influences
Media Influences
Environmental Conditions and Violence
Conclusions
Discussion Questions and Activities
Key Terms
References
Neurological Contributions to Evil Minds
Contribution of prenatal factors+Biological factors (brain chemistry, function, and structure)
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Search for Genetic Roots of Violence
The Brain Behavior Connection
Neurological Correlates of Aggression
Neurochemistry and Hormones
Conclusion: Pulling it all Together
Discussion Questions and Activities
Key Words
References
Twisted Minds: The Contribution of Mental Disorders
Overview of relevant mental disorders
Learning Objectives
Introduction
The Personality Disorders
Disorders of Childhood
Major Mental Disorders
Paraphilias
Some Final Thoughts
Discussion Questions and Activities
Key Words
References
Investigating and Prosecuting Evil
This section provides an overview of the criminal justice system and the effects of treatment and imprisonment
Forensic Investigation: The Hunt
The role of the forensic expert
Crime scene investigation
Crime mapping
Type of Evidence
ProfilingLearning Objectives
Introduction
The Criminal Investigation
Forensic Specialties
Pathology and the Autopsy
The Physical Sciences
Conclusion
Questions for Discussion and Activities
Key Te

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