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Different crimes; different criminals; understanding, treating and preventing criminal behavior.

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Different crimes; different criminals; understanding, treating and preventing criminal behavior.

MacKenzie, Doris Layton et al.

Anderson Publishing Co.

2006

336 pages

$45.95

Paperback

HV6105

MacKenzie (criminology and criminal justice, U. of Maryland) assembles 14 chapters that examine different types of crime and criminals--infanticide, domestic battery, stalking, child molestation, rape, violent juvenile and juvenile drug offenders, gangs, serial murder, arson, offenders with schizophrenia, and white- collar crime. They cover characteristics of offenders, theories, and critical analyses of research. Prevention strategies and treatment options are detailed as well. The volume grew out of a graduate course on psychology and crime, in which students wrote papers on the literature for one type of crime or criminal; these papers are included. Contributors work in criminology, criminal justice, juvenile justice, and psychology in the US.

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