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An introduction to criminal psychology

Author: Russil Durrant
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
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Crime is a topic that is of considerable interest to policy-makers, politicians andthe public alike. We want to know what factors can explain the nature andprevalence of crime in society and use this knowledge to better develop approaches for managing criminal behaviour. This book provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to understanding crime and criminal behaviour, with a focus on psychological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Durrant, Russil.
Introduction to criminal psychology.
London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, [2013]
(DLC) 2012011677
(OCoLC)778425098
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russil Durrant
ISBN: 9781136234354 1136234357 9780203101278 0203101278 1317230825 9781317230823
OCLC Number: 823387012
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 388 pages)
Contents: Understanding criminal behaviour: an overview --
Juvenile delinquency and developmental theories of crime --
Mental disorder and crime --
Aggression and violence --
Violent offending --
Collective violence --
Sexual offending --
Drugs and crime --
Punishment --
Prevention, rehabilitation, and restorative justice.
Responsibility: Russil Durrant.

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Crime is a topic that is of considerable interest to policy-makers, politicians andthe public alike. We want to know what factors can explain the nature andprevalence of crime in society and use this knowledge to better develop approaches for managing criminal behaviour. This book provides a comprehensive overview of approaches to understanding crime and criminal behaviour, with a focus on psychological perspectives. A wide range of different types of criminal behaviour are considered, including juvenile crime, violent offending, sexual offending, collective violence and drug.

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