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The Psychology of Criminal Conduct

The authors bring the "person" back into criminology by focusing on understanding individual differences in criminal conduct and recognizing the importance of personal, interpersonal, and community factors. What results is a truly interdisciplinary general personality and social psychology of criminal behavior that is open to a wide variety of factors that relate to individual differences - a perspective with both theoretical and practical significance in North America and Great Britain.

The book is now organized into four parts: (1) The Theoretical Context and Knowledge Base to the Psychology of Criminal Conduct, (2) The Major Risk/Need Factors of Criminal Conduct, (3) Applications, and (4) Summary and Conclusions. Chapters include helpful Resource Notes that explain important concepts. A selection of technical notes, separated from the general text, allows the advanced student to explore complex research without distracting readers from the main points.

Audience

Students and professionals in the criminal justice field.

Paperback, 630 Pages

Published: April 2010

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4224-6329-1

Reviews

  • Comprehensive, rigorous, scholarly, evidence-driven, balanced, and incisive, this authoritative work sets the standard for correctional and criminal justice psychology course texts, and is applicable to a wide range of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, criminology, sociology, law, forensic nursing, and related fields. Not only would the book be particularly useful as a textbook for graduate or senior undergraduate courses in criminal justice, forensic, or correctional psychology, it is a valuable and trustworthy resource for professionals in the field. In October 2010, the field of correctional and criminal justice psychology lost a giant with the sad passing of Dr. Donald Andrews, although a generous portion of his life work is captured, and his legacy continues to live on, within the pages of this book.~ MARK E. OLVER, British Journal of Psychology (2011), 102, 684-694
    "With each new edition, Andrews and Bonta have striven to add to their knowledge base, incorporate new studies, and improve the readability of their work. Comprehensive, rigorous, scholarly, evidence-driven, balanced, and incisive, this authoritative work sets the standard for correctional and criminal justice psychology course."--British Journal of Psychology (2011), 102, 684-694


Contents

  • Part 1: The Theoretical Context and Knowledge Base to the Psychology of Criminal Conduct

    1. An Overview of the Psychology of Criminal Conduct

    2. The Empirical Base of PCC and the RNR Model of Assessment and Crime Prevention Through Human Services

    3. Understanding Through Theory: Psychopathological, Psychodynamic, Social Location, and Differential Association Perspectives

    4. A General Personality and Cognitive Social Learning Approach: The Personal, Interpersonal, and Community-Reinforcement (PIC-R) Perspective

    Part 2: The Major Risk/Need Factors of Criminal Conduct

    5. Biological, Personal, and Social Origins of the Major Risk/NeedFactors and Personal Strengths

    6. Antisocial Personality Pattern

    7. The Role of Antisocial Associates and Attitudesin Criminal Conduct

    8. The Person in Social Context: Family, School, Work, Leisure/Recreation, Marital Attachments, and Neighborhood

    9. Substance Abuse

    Part 3: Applications

    10. Prediction of Criminal Behavior and Classifi cation of Offenders

    11. Prevention and Rehabilitation

    12. Creating and Maintaining RNR Adherence: A Real-World Challenge

    13. Getting Mean, Getting Even, Getting Justice: Punishment and a Search for Alternatives

    14. Criminal Subtypes: From the Common to the Exceptional

    Part 4: Summary and Conclusions

    15. A General Personality and Social Psychology of Criminal Conduct: Summary and Conclusions

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