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The Psychology of Criminal Conduct - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781422463291, 9781437778984

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct

5th Edition

Authors: D.A. Andrews James Bonta
eBook ISBN: 9781437778984
Imprint: Anderson
Published Date: 2nd April 2010
Page Count: 700

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The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, Fifth Edition, discusses the psychology of criminal behavior, drawing upon general personality, as well as cognitive-behavioral and cognitive social learning perspectives. The book consists of 15 chapters, which are organized into four sections. Part 1 provides an overview of theoretical context and major knowledge base of the psychology of criminal conduct. Part 2 discusses the eight major risk/need factors of criminal conduct. Part 3 examines the prediction and classification of criminal behavior, along with prevention and rehabilitation. Part 4 summarizes the major issues in understanding criminal conduct. In addition to senior undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals in psychology, this book may be helpful to students and practitioners in the fields of social work, sociology, education, health, youth and family studies, criminology, and youth and adult justice. The book is also accessible to members of the general public who are interested in understanding antisocial behavior.

Key Features

  • Resource notes throughout explain important concepts.
  • Technical notes at the back of the book allow the advanced student to explore complex research without distracting readers from the main points.
  • An acronym index is also provided.

Readership

Students and professionals in the criminal justice field.

Table of Contents


Preface to the Fifth Edition

Preface to the Fourth Edition

Preface to the Third Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

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

Chapter 1 An Overview of the Psychology of Criminal Conduct

Definition of the Psychology of Criminal Conduct

Values at the Base of PCC

Objectives of the Psychology of Criminal Conduct (PCC)

Empirical Understandings and Research Designs

A Preliminary Note on Meta-Analyses

The Location of PCC in Psychology and Criminology

Social Context as a Moderator of Individual Differences

The Social Research on Aggregated Crime Rates

Objections to the Goals of PCC

A Look Ahead

Worth Remembering

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

The RNR Model of Correctional Assessment and Treatment

The Major and Moderate Risk/Need Factors

Experimental Investigations of the Effectiveness of Correctional Treatment A Quick Look at What Works and Research Support for the RNR Model

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

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

Psychopathological Perspectives

Psychodynamic Conceptions of Human Behavior

Psychodynamic Thought and Recent Psychological Advances

Reformulations of Psychodynamic Theory

Variations on Psychodynamic Themes in Control Theories

More Recent Variations on Psychodynamic Themes

Toward Social Learning via Frustration-Aggression

Class-Based Sociological Theory: Social Location, Social Reaction, and Inequality

Uncovering Social Psychological Value in Sociological Criminology

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

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

The Person in the Immediate Situation

A Personal, Interpersonal, and Community-Reinforcement (PIC-R) Perspective on Criminal Conduct

Relationship to Other Theories

Summary

Worth Remembering

Part 2: The Major Risk/Need Factors of Criminal Conduct 157

Chapter 5 Biological, Personal, and Social Origins of the Major Risk/Need Factors and Personal Strengths

The Biological Basis of Criminal Behavior

Heredity and Crime

Evolutionary Musings

Social Origins of Crime

A Few Final Comments

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

Chapter 6 Antisocial Personality Pattern

Psychology’s View of Personality

Criminology’s View of Personality

Antisocial Personality as Pathology

A General Personality and Social Psychological Perspective: The Antisocial Personality Pattern

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

Chapter 7 The Role of Antisocial Associates and Attitudes in Criminal Conduct

When Parents Lose Control: The Path to Delinquent Associates

Theoretical Perspectives on Delinquent Associates

Cognitions Supportive of Crime: Antisocial Attitudes

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

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

Family of Origin

Learning to Care: The Parent-Child Relationship and the Development of Social Bonds

The Family and Delinquency

School

Work

Leisure/Recreation

Marital Attachments

Neighborhood

Summary

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

Chapter 9 Substance Abuse

Alcohol Abuse

Illegal Drug Abuse

Dealing with Resistance to Treatment

A Final Comment on Substance Abuse

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

Part 3: Applications

Chapter 10 Prediction of Criminal Behavior and Classification of Offenders

Assessing Predictive Accuracy

PCC and Prediction

Offender Assessment and the Principles of Risk, Need, and Responsivity

Approaches to the Assessment and Prediction of Criminal Behavior

The General Applicability of Theory-Based Offender Assessment

The Future of Offender Assessment

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

Chapter 11 Prevention and Rehabilitation

From Idealism to “Nothing Works” and Back to Human Service: The How and Why of “Nothing Works”

The Martinson “Nothing Works” Debate

Meta-Analytic Reviews of Treatment Effectiveness

Theory and Intervention

Behavioral and Social Learning Approaches

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

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

Brief Case Studies of Recent Failures in Correctional Treatment

Major Problems

Assessment Approaches to Enhancing Routine Programs

Training Approaches to Effective Correctional Supervision and Treatment

The Dimensions of Effective Correctional Counseling: The “What and How” of Effective Modeling and Reinforcement

Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS)

The Routine-Demonstration Distinction in the Validity of Risk/Need

Assessment: Author Involvement in Validation Studies

Cost-Benefit Evaluations

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

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

Criminal Justice Sanctions and Just Deserts

The Effects of Imprisonment on Crime and the Community

Evaluations of Intermediate Sanctions

The Unfulfilled Promise of Fairness

Punishment

An Alternative to Retribution: Restorative Justice

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

Chapter 14 Criminal Subtypes: From the Common to the Exceptional

Domestic Violence Against Women

The Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO)

The Sex Offender

Human Hunters and Predators

Worth Remembering

Recommended Readings

Part 4: Summary and Conclusions

Chapter 15 A General Personality and Social Psychology of Criminal Conduct:

Summary and Conclusions

Empirical Understanding

Incidence and Prevalence of Criminal Activity

The Correlates of Criminal Activity

The Ability to Influence Crime

An Understanding of Practical Value

A Theoretical Understanding

Some Big and Some Small Issues

Giving Credit

Responsibility for Programs

Conclusion

Recommended Readings

Technical Notes

Technical Note 1.1 Exploring Variability in Criminal Behavior

Technical Note 1.2 Some Definitional Issues When No Act is Intrinsically Criminal

Technical Note 1.3 Aggregated Crime Rates and the Ecological Fallacy

Technical Note 1.4 Objections to the Goals of PCC

Technical Note 2.1 Summary of Meta-Analytic Explorations of Gender-Informed Factors and the Prediction of Criminal Recidivism by Gender

Technical Note 2.2 A Sample of Some Anti-Rehabilitation Themes: How to Destroy Evidence of the Effectiveness of Correctional Treatment

Technical Note 4.1 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: An Overview

Technical Note 5.1 Genetics and Heredity

Technical Note 10.1 The Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC)

Technical Note 11.1 How Applicable Are the Findings Regarding Appropriate Treatment with Different Types of Cases?

References

Index to Selected Acronyms

Subject Index

Name Index




Details

No. of pages:
700
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Anderson 2010
Published:
2nd April 2010
Imprint:
Anderson
eBook ISBN:
9781437778984

About the Authors

D.A. Andrews

Affiliations and Expertise

Carleton University

James Bonta

Affiliations and Expertise

Public Safety Canada

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

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