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Psychosocial Criminology

ISBN-10: 1412900794

ISBN-13: 9781412900799

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Gadd, Tony Jefferson

List price: $61.00
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Psychosocial Criminology demonstrates how a psychosocial approach can illuminate the causes of particular crimes, challenging readers to re-think the similarities and differences between themselves and those involved in crime. The book critiques existing psychological and sociological theories before outlining a more adequate understanding of the criminal offender. It sheds new light on a series of crimesrape, serial murder, racial harassment, jack-rolling (mugging of drunks), domestic violenceand contemporary criminological issues such as fear of crime, cognitive-behavioral interventions and restorative justice. Authors David Gadd and Tony Jefferson bring together theories about identity, subjectivity, and gender to provide the first comprehensive account of their psychoanalytically inspired approach. For each topic, the theoretical perspective is supported by individual case studies, which are designed to facilitate the understanding of theory and to demonstrate its application to a variety of criminological topics. This important and lucid book is written primarily for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as teachers of criminology. It is particularly useful for students undertaking a joint degree in criminology and psychology. It also appeals to critical psychologists, psychoanalysts, students of biographical methods, and those pursuing social work training.
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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.53" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Why Psychosocial Criminology?
Psychology and the Criminological Subject
Sociology and the Criminological Subject
Towards a Psychosocial Subject
the Case of Gender
Anxiety, Defensiveness and the Fear of Crime
Feminism, Ambivalence and Date Rape
Vulnerability, Violence and Serial Murder
The Case of Jeffrey Dahmer
Understanding the Perpetrators of Racial Harassment
Re-reading 'The Jack-Roller' as a Defended Subject
Domestic Abuse, Denial and Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
Restorative Justice, Reintegrative Shaming and Intersubjectivity