Designed for a course in the Psychology of Criminal Behavior, in both the departments of psychology and criminal justice. This book examines the origins and development of criminal behavior by analyzing biological, developmental, familial, social, cultural, political, and economic factors that contribute to crime and violence. Utilizing the most recent research on the causes and correlates of crime, the text addresses such timely topics as school-related violence and murders committed by young adults. Criminal Behavior also covers the relationship between mental illness and crime, examines the role of victims in the criminal justice process, and addresses the role of prisons and punishment in criminal behavior. The authors have included material on interventions for at-risk children and adolescents a preemptive measure that may prevent development of violence and crime. *Presents criminal behavior through a developmental perspective, in addition to examining the biological, psychological, and social correlates of crime and violence. *Analysis of the criminal and juvenile justice systems helps students understand the strengths and weaknesses of both. *Extensive use of both current a
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