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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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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.53" long x 0.50" tall
|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|