The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128092873, 9780128095775

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior

1st Edition

Victim and Offender Perspectives

Editors: Wayne Petherick Grant Sinnamon
eBook ISBN: 9780128095775
Paperback ISBN: 9780128092873
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th January 2017
Page Count: 632
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The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Victim and Offenders Perspectives is not just another formulaic book on forensic psychology. Rather, it opens up new areas of enquiry to busy practitioners and academics alike, exploring topics using a practical approach to social deviance that is underpinned by frontier research findings, policy, and international trends.

From the relationship between psychopathology and crime, and the characteristics of catathymia, compulsive homicide, sadistic violence, and homicide victimology, to adult sexual grooming, domestic violence, and honor killings, experts in the field provide insight into the areas of homicide, violent crime, and sexual predation. In all, more than 20 internationally recognized experts in their fields explore these and other topic, also including discussing youth offending, love scams, the psychology of hate, public threat assessment, querulence, stalking, arson, and cults.

This edited work is an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in any capacity that intersects with offenders and victims of crime, public policy, and roles involving the assessment, mitigation, and investigation of criminal and antisocial behavior. It is particularly ideal for those working in criminology, psychology, law and law enforcement, public policy, and for social science students seeking to explore the nature and character of criminal social deviance.

Key Features

  • Includes twenty chapters across a diverse range of criminal and antisocial subject areas
  • Authored by an international panel of experts in their respective fields that provide a multi-cultural perspective on the issues of crime and antisocial behavior
  • Explores topics from both victim and offender perspectives
  • Includes chapters covering research, practice, policy, mitigation, and prevention
  • Provides an easy to read and consistent framework, making the text user-friendly as a ready-reference desktop guide

Readership

Practitioners in the fields of forensic criminology, criminology and criminal justice, forensic mental health, psychology and psychiatry. Graduate and undergraduate students in the above mentioned areas, along with police training academies

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • About the Authors
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Psychopathology as a Mediator of Antisocial and Criminal Behavior
    • Introduction
    • What Is Psychopathology?
    • Mental Illness and Criminality
    • Personality Disorders and Criminality
    • Psychotic Disorders and Criminality
    • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 2. Catathymia and Compulsive Homicide: A Psychological Perspective
    • Introduction
    • Catathymic Crisis
    • Compulsive Homicide
    • Sadistic Aggression
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 3. Victimology and Predicting Victims of Personal Violence
    • Introduction
    • The Emergence of Victimology and Its Pioneers
    • The Concepts of Victim Precipitation and Victim Blaming
    • Contemporary Concepts
    • Victim Characteristics and Motivations
    • Victims of Interpersonal Violence: Explaining Victim Characteristics and Motivations
    • Understanding Victim Motivations and Behavior Through Typologies
    • Empirical Evidence of a Seven-Factor Victim Typology
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 4. Threat and Violence Intervention: Influenced by Victim and Offender Perspectives
    • Introduction
    • The Construct of Human Violent Behavior and Its Assessment and Link to Interventions
    • Interventions
    • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 5. Profiling in Violent Crimes: The Perpetrator and the Victim in Cases of Filicide
    • Introduction
    • Background History
    • Definition of Filicide
    • The Legal Concept of Filicide
    • Classification Systems of Filicide
    • Incidence, Prevalence and Statistical Problems
    • Criminal and Forensic Characteristics of Filicide
    • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 6. Risk Assessment in Youth Justice: A Child-Centered Approach to Managing Interventions
    • Introduction
    • Risk Assessment: How Does It Work?
    • Consequences of Risk Assessment: The False-Positive/False-Negative Paradox
    • Risk in Youth Justice: What Are We Assessing and What Do We Do With It?
    • Toward a More-Inclusive System of Youth Justice: Risk Assessment and Restorative Approaches
    • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 7. Reciprocity and Exchange: Perspectives of Male Victims of Family Violence
    • Introduction
    • Defining Violence in Families
    • The Gender Paradigm and Gender Symmetry
    • Forms of Violence Against Men
    • Precipitating Factors in Family Violence
    • Reportability
    • Impacts of Domestic Violence
    • Repercussions of Gender Bias
    • Victim Precipitation
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 8. Stalking
    • Introduction
    • What is Stalking?
    • Stalking Behaviors
    • A Brief History of Stalking and Stalking Legislation
    • Incidence and Prevalence of Stalking
    • Stalking Typologies and Stalking Risk Assessment
    • Physical and Psychological Effects of Stalking
    • Stalking Among Subpopulations
    • Serial Stalking and Recidivism
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 9. Stalking Public Figures: The Fixated Loner
    • Introduction
    • The Stalking of Private Citizens and Public Figures
    • Structured Risk Assessment in Stalking
    • The Convergence of Stalking and Public Figure Threat Assessment
    • Key Concepts From the Fixated Research
    • Threat Assessment and Management Services for Fixated Persons
    • The Fixated Threat Assessment Center – United Kingdom
    • Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Center – Queensland, Australia
    • The Effectiveness of Fixated Threat Assessment Agencies
    • Fixated Persons at Major Events
    • The Fixated Model in Other Areas of Targeted Violence
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 10. Circumscribing Cyberbullying: Toward a Mutual Definition and Characterizations of Aggression, Assault, and Recklessness via Telecommunications Technology
    • Introduction
    • Background
    • Reaching Consensus: The Importance of First Things First
    • Cyberbullying? Online Aggression? Internet Harassment? It’s All in the Name
    • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 11. Domestic Violence: Psychological Issues Related to the Victim and Offender
    • Introductory Aspects: Framework of a Social Scourge Named Domestic Violence
    • The Offender, Victim, and Context: Risk Factors Identification
    • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 12. Honor Killings and Domestic Violence: The Same or Different?
    • Introduction
    • Domestic Violence
    • Honor Killings
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 13. Homicide in Australia
    • Introduction
    • Impact of Homicide in Australia
    • Why People Kill
    • Changes in Homicide Trends
    • Australian Data
    • Conclusion
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 14. Victims of Child Sexual Abuse: The Psychology of Victims
    • Introduction
    • Difficulties Defining and Conceptualizing Child Sexual Abuse
    • Prevalence of Child Sexual Abuse
    • Common Characteristics of Child Sexual Abuse Victims
    • Misconceptions of Child Sexual Abuse
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 15. Child Sexual Offenders: The Psychology of Offending
    • Introduction
    • Misconceptions of Child Sexual Offenders
    • Female Child Sexual Offenders
    • How and Why Individuals Offend
    • Crime Scripts
    • Online Child Predators
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 16. The Psychology of Adult Sexual Grooming: Sinnamon’s Seven-Stage Model of Adult Sexual Grooming
    • Introduction
    • The Grooming Process
    • Stages of the Grooming Process
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 17. Searching for the Spectrum of the Querulous
    • The Querulous Spectrum
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 18. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Internet Love Scams: Implications for Law Enforcement
    • A Multidisciplinary Approach
    • Behavioral Characteristics Pertaining to Internet Love Scam
    • Recommendations
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 19. Firesetters: A Review of Theory, Facts, and Treatment
    • Costs
    • Prevalence and Clearance Rates
    • Explanatory Theories
    • Firesetter Profiles
    • Programs Designed to Reduce Recidivism
    • Future Directions in Firesetter Research
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Chapter 20. Cults
    • Introduction
    • What is a Cult?
    • What is the Attraction to Cults?
    • Conclusions
    • Summary
    • Questions
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
632
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128095775
Paperback ISBN:
9780128092873

About the Editor

Wayne Petherick

Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne’s areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Grant Sinnamon

Dr. Sinnamon’s passion is developmental neurobiology and the structural, systemic and functional impact of early-life experiences on the growing brain. He was among the first researchers to quantify and report the impact of depression on cognitive function in young people. He is the creator of the REPAIR™ Program, a six-step neuroplasticity-based intervention developed to assist children and adults with systemic and functional processing deficits in the brain. Dr. Sinnamon is also the co-founder of the HART-BEAT research alliance at James Cook University’s, Australian Institute of Tropical Health Management (AITHM), aimed at creating translational research links between the basic sciences and clinical practice. His current projects include research, lecturing, providing professional development programs, and clinical practice. Along with authoring scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, he has also contributed chapters in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling and Applied Crime Analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

James Cook University, Townsville, Australia