The Psychology of Crime: A Social Science Textbook

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 25, 1993 - Psychology - 526 pages
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What is criminal behavior? 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.
 

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Contents

Offences
3
Offenders and victims
42
The police
80
The courts
105
Biological factors
139
Individual differences
154
Childhood development
184
Social and economic theories and factors
218
The cognitivebehavioral approach
262
The penal system
331
The treatment of offenders
380
Crime prevention
410
Summary
427
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