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The Psychology of Crime

The Psychology of Crime
A Social Science Textbook

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  • Date Published: October 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521337328

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  • What is criminal behaviour? How is it identified? What is the role of the police and the courts? What is the evidence for hopes of controlling and changing criminal behavior? This book represents the systematic application of contemporary psychology to the study of crime, from biological factors, through child development to social learning. Feldman's work includes systematic contributions from sociology. The breadth of coverage and the firm base in psychology are unique in the current literature. It will appeal as a systematic text in criminal behavior and in the criminal justice system for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, across the social sciences.

    • A major textbook on one of the most important areas of current psychological study
    • UK based author
    • Examines crime from all psychological perspectives – social to cognitive
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    • Date Published: October 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521337328
    • length: 544 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Description:
    1. Offences
    2. Offenders
    3. Courts
    4. Police
    Part II. Explanation:
    5. Biological factors
    6. Individual differences
    7. Childhood development
    8. Economic and social factors
    9. Cognitive-behavioural approaches
    Part III. Control:
    10. The penal system
    11. Intervention
    12. Prevention
    Part IV. Summary:
    13. Summary
    References
    Indices.

  • Author

    Philip Feldman, University of Leeds

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