The Criminal Triad: Psychosocial Development of the Criminal Personality Type

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Charles C Thomas Publisher, May 14, 2014 - Criminal behavior - 295 pages
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What is it that compels a person to choose a life of crime and deviancy over one of responsibility and social conformity? To understand exactly how and why that choice is ultimately made, we must turn to the discipline of psychology. The author presents and then deconstructs his own unique formulation of the internal deterrence system, and looks specifically at the psychosocial development of each of the proposed component partsOCoattachment, morality, and identity. He then weaves together an example of the developing child and the role played by parents, peers, and internal psychological processes in the development of a moral and socially responsible adolescent who is able to effectively self-deter from crime and deviancy, or, in the event of a problematic course of development, its unfortunate antithesis. Topics include the evolution of crime, theoretical foundations, defining the criminal personality type, attachment in early childhood, moral development in middle-late childhood, morality and the criminal triad, identity formation in adolescence, criminal beginnings, and intervention strategies. A new perspective of the criminal personality type that integrates original theory with ideas and constructs from the likes of Freud, Erikson, Kohlberg, and Bandura, among others, is discussed. The end result is an interpretive guide for identifying a childOCOs criminal propensity in its pre-development stages, and a road map for effective mediation before they reach that critical situation where a wrong decision can have lifelong consequences. This resource will be of interest to criminal justice and legal professionals, criminal psychologists and psychiatrists, and those in social work, sociology, social welfare, and victimology."
 

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Contents

THE EVOLUTION OF CRIME
3
CRIME IN ANTIQUITY
4
THE EMERGENCE OF SCIENCE
7
THE CRIMINAL TRIAD
12
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS Part 1
14
THE PSYCHOANALYTIC TRADITION
15
Erik Eriksons Psychosocial Theory of Development
33
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS Part 2
42
MORALITY AND THE CRIMINAL TRIAD
141
A NEW DEFINITION
142
Empathy
143
Sympathy
149
Altruistic Motivation
152
KOHLBERG AND THE CRIMINAL TRIAD
158
THE MORALDETERRENCE MECHANISM
162
SUMMARY
164

B F Skinner and Operant Conditioning
49
Albert Bandura and Social Learning Theory
56
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS Part 3
60
THE COGNITIVE TRADITION
61
DEFINING THE CRIMINAL PERSONALITY TYPE
69
DIAGNOSING THE CRIMINAL PERSONALITY
71
Hans Eysenck
75
DSMIV
81
ATTACHMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
97
NEUROCOGNITIVE ORGANIZATION
103
TEMPERAMENT
106
PARENTING STYLE
111
Attachment Patterns and Criminality
116
Attachment and the Criminal Triad
119
MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLELATE CHILDHOOD
123
FREUD ERIKSON AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT
124
PIAGET AND MORAL DEVELOPMENT
127
LAWRENCE KOHLBERGS STAGE THEORY
130
Preconventional Morality
131
Conventional Morality
134
Postconventional Morality
137
IDENTITY FORMATION IN ADOLESCENCE
165
SOCIAL IDENTITY
168
SEXUAL IDENTITY
173
IDEOLOGICAL IDENTITY
183
SUMMARY
200
IDENTITY FORMATION IN ADOLESCENCE Part 2
202
IDENTITY AND THE CRIMINAL TRIAD
210
CRIMINAL BEGINNINGS
216
THE OPPORTUNISTIC OFFENDER
217
THE EGODIRECTED OFFENDER
223
THE SYMBOLIC OFFENDER
228
SUMMARY
235
INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
238
ATTACHMENT
242
MORAL DEVELOPMENT
248
IDENTITY FORMATION
256
SUMMARY
259
CONCLUSIONS
262
REFERENCES
267
INDEX
271
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