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Violent Offenders Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice

ISBN-10: 0763797901
ISBN-13: 9780763797904
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/12/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 470
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Public Policy and Practice, Second Edition is a collection of original scholarship from an international collection of applied and academic criminologists. This text contains cutting-edge material on the broad category of criminal predators, including homicide offenders, sex offenders, financial predators, and conventional street criminals. Unlike other texts on the subject that narrowly focus on one type of criminal (e.g., serial killers), this updated Second Edition illustrates the systemic importance of predation in antisocial behavior. This book is divided into two parts; part one contains theory and research on violent offenders, and part two covers the policy and practice of responding to violent offenders.

Preface
Reviewers
Contributors
Theory and Research
The Importance of Violent Offenders to Criminology
The Overlap of Violent Offending and Violent Victimization: Assessing the Evidence and Explanations
Community-Level Correlates of Crime
Where I'm From: Criminal Predators and Their Environments
Cyber-Related Violence
Still Psychopathic After All These Years
The Behavioral Genetics of Predatory Criminal Behavior
Vigilance, Violence, and Murder in Mateships
Early Risk Factors for Young Homicide Offenders and Victims
Generality of Deviance and Predation: Crime-Switching and Specialization Patterns in Persistent Sexual Offenders
Comparing Women and Men Who Kill
Female Sexual Offending
Gang Involvement and Predatory Crime
The Heterogeneity of Predatory Behaviors in Sexual Homicide
Policy and Practice
Focused Deterrence Strategies and the Reduction of Gang and Group-Involved Violence
Arrested Today, Out Tomorrow: Patrol Officers' Perceptions of a Broken Justice System
Sex Offenders on the Internet: Cyber-Struggles for the Protection of Children
Prosecuting Criminal Predators
Alternative Adjudication Methods for Offenders with Mental Health Problems
Violent Offenders: A Perspective on Dynamic Federal Supervision Practices
Criminal Predatory Behavior in the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Institutional Misconduct Among Capital Murderers
Civil Commitment Laws for Sexual Predators
Sex Offender Registries and Criminal Predators
Running to Stand Still? Reentry and Violent Offenders
Name Index
Subject Index

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