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Criminal behavior : a systems approach

Author: Bruce A Arrigo
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2006.
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Criminal Behavior: A Systems Approach strikes a sensible, reader-friendly, and insightful balance between explaining crime and delinquency and interpreting human behavior. In this way, the emerging insights of criminal justice and the unique values of psychology are strategically brought to bear on what conduct society defines as criminal. Utilizing a "systems" approach, the text skillfully and methodically  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Arrigo, Bruce A.
Criminal behavior.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2006
(OCoLC)768243703
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce A Arrigo
ISBN: 0131915215 9780131915213
OCLC Number: 57185598
Description: xxiii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Part 1 : Theories of criminal behavior. Biological theories of crime and criminal behavior --
Psychological theories of crime and criminal behavior --
Sociological theories of crime --
Social-Psychological theories --
Part 2 : Types of offenders and types of criminal behavior. Violent crime and criminals --
Nonviolent crimes and criminals --
Juvenile delinquency --
Mental illness --
Part 3 : Justice system approaches to criminals and criminal behavior. Policing --
The legal system --
The correctional system --
Crime, behavior, and public policy : future directions.
Responsibility: Bruce A. Arrigo.
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Criminal Behavior: A Systems Approach strikes a sensible, reader-friendly, and insightful balance between explaining crime and delinquency and interpreting human behavior. In this way, the emerging insights of criminal justice and the unique values of psychology are strategically brought to bear on what conduct society defines as criminal. Utilizing a "systems" approach, the text skillfully and methodically addresses relevant theories of criminal behavior, various types of violent and non-violent crimes and criminals and institutional and organizational responses to crime and criminal behavior. - Publisher.

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