Criminal behavior: a psychosocial approach

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Prentice Hall, 1991 - Psychology - 417 pages
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This book examines the causes, classification, prediction, prevention intervention, and treatment of criminal behavior from a social psychological perspective. It presents the criminal offender as existing on a continuum, ranging from the serious, repetitive offender who begins his/her criminal career at a very young age to the adolescent-limited offender who usually begins offending during adolescence. Chapter topics feature up-to-date discussions on terrorism, juvenile psychopathy, sexual predators, drugs and crime, prostitution, correctional classification, correctional treatment, risk factors for delinquency, corporate and occupational crime, and cyber crime. For any professional in criminal justice-- probation officers; juvenile detention workers, victim advocates, caseworkers in corrections, etc.; and any mental health worker working with juveniles, criminal suspects, defendants, or offenders--correctional psychologists, forensic psychologists, police psychologists, and school counselors and administrators.

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Curt R. Bartol was a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including Biopsychology, Criminal Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, and Psychology and Law. He earned his PhD in personality/social psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College's graduate program in forensic psychology and served as its director for 6 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has been a consulting police psychologist to local, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for over 25 years. In addition to editing this book of readings, he has written "Introduction to Forensic Psychology "(now in its 3rd ed.) and "Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach "(now in its 9th ed.). He also has coauthored "Juvenile Delinquency: A Systems Approach, Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach "(2nd ed.) and "Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application "(3rd ed.). He is also the long-standing editor of SAGE's "Criminal Justice and Behavior".

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