Different crimes; different criminals; understanding, treating and preventing criminal behavior.1593453345
Different crimes; different criminals; understanding, treating and preventing criminal behavior.
MacKenzie, Doris Layton et al.
Anderson Publishing Co.
MacKenzie (criminology criminology, the study of crime, society's response to it, and its prevention, including examination of the environmental, hereditary, or psychological causes of crime, modes of criminal investigation and conviction, and the efficacy of punishment or correction (see and criminal justice, U. of Maryland) assembles 14 chapters that examine different types of crime and criminals--infanticide, domestic battery, stalking Criminal activity consisting of the repeated following and harassing of another person.
Stalking is a distinctive form of criminal activity composed of a series of actions that taken individually might constitute legal behavior. , child molestation Child molestation is a crime involving a range of indecent or sexual activities between an adult and a child, usually under the age of 14. In psychiatric terms, these acts are sometimes known as pedophilia. , rape, violent juvenile and juvenile drug offenders, gangs, serial murder, arson arson, at common law, the malicious and willful burning of the house of another. Originally, it was an offense against the security of habitation rather than against property rights. , offenders with schizophrenia schizophrenia (skĭt'səfrē`nēə), group of severe mental disorders characterized by reality distortions resulting in unusual thought patterns and behaviors. , 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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