Understanding Psychology and Crime

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), 2004 M09 1 - 280 páginas
This highly readable book discusses the complex relationships between psychology, criminology and criminal justice. Challenging the assumptions of those who object to the use of psychology within criminology, this book shows how a methodical approach to the study of criminal behaviour can generate both systematic findings and practical solutions to problems.
 

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Chapter 1 Why psychology?
1
Chapter 2 Accounting for crime
27
Chapter 3 Psychological processes in crime
55
Chapter 4 Pathways to offending behaviour
75
Chapter 5 Individual factors in crime
101
Chapter 6 Preventing and reducing crime
134
a psychological view
171
Chapter 8 Applications and values
199
Glossary
219
References
226
Subject index
265
Name index
273
Back cover
281
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Página xi - All are major topics in university degree courses on crime and criminal justice, and each book should make an ideal foundation text for a relevant module. As an aid to understanding, clear summaries are provided at regular intervals, and a glossary of key terms and concepts is a feature of every book. In addition, to help students expand their knowledge, recommendations for further reading are given at the end of each chapter. Mike Maguire...
Página x - Other books previously published in the Crime and Justice series - all of whose titles begin with the word 'Understanding' - have covered criminological theory (Sandra Walklate), penal theory (Barbara Hudson), crime data and statistics (Clive Coleman and Jenny Moynihan), youth and crime (Sheila Brown), crime prevention (Gordon Hughes), violent crime (Stephen Jones), community penalties (Peter Raynor and Maurice Vanstone), white collar crime (Hazel Croall), risk and crime (Hazel Kemshall) and social...
Página ix - The aim from the outset has been to give undergraduates and graduates both a solid grounding in the relevant area and a taste to explore it further. Although aimed primarily at students new to the field, and written as far as possible in plain language, the books are not oversimplified. On the contrary, the authors set out to 'stretch' readers and to encourage them to approach criminological knowledge and theory in a critical and questioning frame of mind.
Página 231 - Cann, J., Falshaw, L., Nugent, F. and Friendship, C. (2003) Understanding What Works: Accredited Cognitive Skills Programmes for Adult Men and Young Offenders, Home Office Research Finding 226.

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James McGuire is Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, UK. He is a Chartered Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and carries out assessment of offenders for criminal courts and Mental Health Review Tribunals. His previous publications include Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment: Effective Programmes and Policies to Reduce Reoffending (2002) and Behaviour, Crime and Legal Processes: A Guide for Forensic Practitioners (2000).

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