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Criminal behaviour : a psychological approach to explanation and prevention

Author: Clive R Hollin
Publisher: London ; Washington, DC : Falmer Press, 1992.
Series: Contemporary psychology series (London, England), 7.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study looks at contemporary psychological research and theory into criminal behaviour and considers the relationship between psychological and criminological theories. At the same time, the book examines the impact of psychology on strategies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hollin, Clive R.
Criminal behaviour.
London ; Washington, DC : Falmer Press, 1992
(DLC) 92017277
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clive R Hollin
ISBN: 020313043X 9780203130438 9781135386078 1135386072
OCLC Number: 559531200
Description: 1 online resource (x, 191 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Dedication; List of Tables and Figures; Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Criminal Behaviour: What is it?; Morality and Criminal Law; Consensus Accounts; Conflict Approach; Critical criminology; Labelling Theory; Contemporary Views; Philosophy, Theory, and Research; Chapter 2: Criminal Behaviour: How Much of It?; Recognition of Criminal Behaviour; Reporting of Crime; Police Recording; Offender Surveys; Victim Surveys; The Extent of Crime; Fear of Crime; Effects of Victimization; Victim Surveys: Strengths and Limitations. Types of CrimeReliability of Information; Summary; Chapter 3: Explaining Criminal Behaviour: Biology and Personality; Biological Theories; Genetic Transmission; Family Studies; Twin Studies; Adoption Studies; Biological Correlates of Criminal Behaviour; Central Nervous System; Electroencephalogram recording; Neurotransmitters; Laterality; 'Soft' signs of CNS functioning; Autonomic Nervous System; Functioning and responsiveness; Hormonal Physiology; Summary; Crime and Personality; Chapter 4: Explaining Criminal Behaviour: Learning, Cognition and Age; Learning by Association. Differential AssociationBehaviour Analysis: Learning by Consequences; Reinforcement; Punishment; Three-term contingency; Differential Reinforcement Theory; A Behavioural Analysis of Attempted Multiple Murder; Social Learning Theory; The 'Problem' of Private Events; Cognition and Crime; Social Cognition; Empathy; Locus of control; Moral reasoning; Self-control and impulsivity; Social problem solving; Rational Choice; Age and Crime; Juvenile Crime; Predictors of Long-Term Offending; Chapter 5: Explaining Criminal Behaviour: Social Factors; Social Skills and Criminal Behaviour; Young Offenders. Social perceptionSocial cognition; Social performance; Social skills and offending; The Family; Parental Disharmony; Family Size; Style of Parenting; Control; Encouragement; Supervision; Managing conflict; Peer Influences; School and Delinquency; Poverty; Chapter 6: Explaining Criminal Behaviour: The Special Case of Mental Disorder; Mental Disorder in Prisoners; Criminal Behaviour in Psychiatric Populations; Mental Illness and Criminal Behaviour; Schizophrenia; Depression; Mental Handicap and Criminal Behaviour; Psychopathic Disorder; Assessment; Background factors; Physiological functioning. Cognitive-behavioural measuresCriminal behaviour; Psychopathy: Concept or chimera?; Mental Disorder and Criminal Behaviour: Theory and Practice; Chapter 7: Preventing Criminal Behaviour: Punishment, Deterrence and Retribution; Punishment and Retribution; Captial Punishment; Punishment and Deterrence; Special deterrence; General deterrence; Situational Crime Prevention; Reducing Opportunity; Hardening the target; Removing the target; Increasing the Risk of Detection; Formal surveillance; Informal surveillance; Environmental design; Personal skills; Problems and Objections; Displacement.
Series Title: Contemporary psychology series (London, England), 7.
Other Titles: Criminal behavior
Responsibility: Clive R. Hollin.

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This study looks at contemporary psychological research and theory into criminal behaviour and considers the relationship between psychological and criminological theories. At the same time, the book examines the impact of psychology on strategies.

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