The Psychology of Crime: A Social Science Textbook
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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Offenders and victims
Social and economic theories and factors
The cognitivebehavioral approach
The penal system
The treatment of offenders
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