Different Crimes, Different Criminals

Understanding, Treating and Preventing Criminal Behavior


  • Doris MacKenzie
  • Lauren O'Neill
  • Wendy Povitsky
  • Summer Acevedo

This book focuses on the importance of incorporating both sociological and psychological viewpoints in the understanding of criminal behavior. It identifies and explains emerging criminal offenders within the criminal justice system, examining the individual differences that make different types of offenders unique.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2006
  • ISBN: 978-1-59345-334-3

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Criminals and Crime: Theory and Research

Section I: Relational Crime

2. Infanticide

3. Domestic Battery

4. Stalking

SectionII: Sex Crimes

5. Child Molestation

6. Rape

Section III: Youth Crime

7. Violent Juvenile Offenders

8. Juvenile Drug Offenders

9. Gangs

Section IV: Complex Motivations

10. Serial Murder

11. Arson

Section V: Special Offender Population

12. Violent Offenders with Schizophrenia

13. White-Collar Crime

Section VI: Conclusion

14. Final Thoughts: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going?