Criminal Behavior A Pyschological Approach

ISBN-10: 0132394219

ISBN-13: 9780132394215

Edition: 8th 2008

Authors: Curt R. Bartol, Anne M. Bartol

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This book approaches the understanding of delinquent and criminal behavior from a developmental, coginitive-behavioral, and psychological perspective.nbsp; Viewing the juvenilenbsp;and adult offender as being embeddednbsp;and continually influenced by multiple systems, the book examines the risknbsp;and protective factors that are believed to influence the developmental pathways on the road to delinquency and crime.nbsp; The 8th edition continues to be heavily researched in a style that allows thenbsp;reader to follow the flow of the research literature.Most up-to-date psychological research and theories regarding criminal behavior are presented. Highlights how psychological, social, economic, political and ecological factors all play a role in influencing individual behavior. Looks at specific crimes from a psychological perspective: terrorism, sniper attacks, homicide and serial murder, cyber crime, white collar crime, identity theft, sex crimes, school violence, hate crimes, stalking, family violence, and drug crimes. Coverage of criminal profiling and crime scene analysis. Strategies for prevention and treatment of criminal behavior offered. New chapter on the treatment of juvenile offenders. Sections on juvenile offending added include: Juvenile Serial Murder, Juvenile Sex Offenders, Child Delinquents, Peer Rejection, School Failure, Language Deficiencies, Brain Development, Female Juvenile Sex Offenders, Current Juvenile Drug Use, & Juvenile Psychopathy.Professionals involved with the prevention and treatment of criminal behavior.
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List price: $100.20
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 784
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Curt R. Bartol was a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Biopsychology, Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology and Law. He earned his PhD in personality/social psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College's graduate program in forensic psychology and served as its director for 6 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has been a consulting police psychologist to local, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for over 25 years. In addition to Criminal and Behavioral Profiling , he has written Introduction to Forensic Psychology (now in its 3rd ed.), Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice (now in 3rd ed.), Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach (now in its 9th ed.), Juvenile Delinquency and Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective (3rd ed.), Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd ed.) and Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd ed.). He is the long-standing editor of SAGE's Criminal Justice and Behavior: An International Journal .

Anne M. Bartol earned an MA and a PhD in criminal justice from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She taught criminal justice, sociology, and journalism courses over a 20-year college teaching career and has worked as a journalist and a social worker in child and adolescent protective services In addition to editing Current Perspectives , she has co-authored Introduction to Forensic Psychology , Juvenile Delinquency , Psychology and Law , and Criminal Behavior . She has served as book review editor and managing editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior and has published articles on women and criminal justice, rural courts, and the history of forensic psychology.

Introduction to Criminal Behavior
Perspectives of Human Nature in Theories of Crime
Perspectives in Criminology
Defining and Measuring Crime
Juvenile Delinquency
The Nature and Extent of Juvenile Offending
Recap: Defining Crime and Delinquency
Developmental Risk Factors
Social Risk Factors
Parental and Family Risk Factors
Psychological Risk Factors
Gender Differences in the Development of Deliquency
Developmental Theories of Delinquency
Summary and Conclusions
Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological Factors
Genetics and Antisocial Behavior
Psychophysiological Factors
Environmental Risk Factors
Physique and Crime
Eysenck s Theory of Personality and Crime
Summary and Conclusion
Origins of Criminal Behavior: Learning and Situational Factors
Social Learning
Frustration-Induced Criminality
Situational Instigators and Regulators of Criminal Behavior
Summary and Conclusions
Human Aggression and Violence
Defining Aggression
Theoretical Perspectives on Aggression
Social Learning Factors in Aggression and Violence
Cognitive Models of Aggression
Overt and Covert Acts of Aggression
Environmental Factors
Effects of Media Violence
The Biology of Aggression
Brain Centers and Violence Control
Summary and Conclusions
Criminal Psychopathy
An Example of a Psychopath
Behavioral Descriptions
The Criminal Psychopath
Psychological Measures of Psychopathy
The Female Psychopath
Racial/Ethnic Differences
Juvenile Psychopathy
Biological Factors and Psychopathy
Childhood of the Psychopath
Summary and Conclusions
Crime and Mental Disorders
Defining Mental Illness
The Dsm-IV
Competency and Criminal Responsibility
Insanity Standards
Unique Defenses
Summary and Conclusions
Mental Disorders and Crime: Defendants and Offenders
Mental Disorders and Violence
Mentally Disordered Inmates
Dangerousness and The Assessment of Risk
The (non)Mentally Disordered Sex Offender
Summary and Conclusions
Homicide, Assault, and Family Violence
Demographics of Homicide
Weapons Used in Violence
Other Factors
Demographics of Assault
Juvenile Murder
Family Violence
The Nature and Theory of Family Violence
Summary and Conclusions
Multiple Murder
Investigative Psychology
Multiple Murderers
Serial Murderers
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