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Psychosocial Criminology.

Author: David Gadd; Tony Jefferson
Publisher: London : Sage Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Psychosocial Criminology sheds new light on explanations of crime. It 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 concepts before outlining a more adequate understanding of the criminal offender. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Gadd; Tony Jefferson
ISBN: 9781848607392 1848607393
OCLC Number: 476205822
Description: 1 online resource (217 pages)
Contents: PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1 WHY PSYCHOSOCIAL CRIMINOLOGY?; 2 PSYCHOLOGY AND THE CRIMINOLOGICAL SUBJECT; 3 SOCIOLOGY AND THE CRIMINOLOGICAL SUBJECT; 4 TOWARDS A PSYCHOSOCIAL SUBJECT: THE CASE OF GENDER; 5 ANXIETY, DEFENSIVENESS AND THE FEAR OF CRIME; 6 FEMINISM, AMBIVALENCE AND DATE RAPE; 7 VULNERABILITY, VIOLENCE AND SERIAL MURDER: THE CASE OF JEFFREY DAHMER; 8 UNDERSTANDING THE PERPETRATORS OF RACIAL HARASSMENT; 9 RE-READING 'THE JACK-ROLLER' AS A DEFENDED SUBJECT; 10 DOMESTIC ABUSE, DENIAL AND COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTIONS.

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Critiques existing psychological and sociological theories before outlining a more adequate understanding of the criminal offender. This book brings together theories about identity, subjectivity,  Read more...

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'In this revolutionary new book, Gadd and Jefferson re-discover The Person behind the criminal label and pave the way for the development of a new way of doing and thinking about criminology. Those Read more...

 
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