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Criminal psychology; nature, nurture, culture; a textbook and practical reference guide for students and working professionals in the fields of law enforcement, criminal justice, mental health, and forensic psychology.

9780398087159

Criminal psychology; nature, nurture, culture; a textbook and practical reference guide for students and working professionals in the fields of law enforcement, criminal justice, mental health, and forensic psychology.

Miller, Laurence.

C.C. Thomas

784 pages

$74.95

Hardcover

HV6080

Intended for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course in criminal, forensic, or abnormal psychology or criminal justice, this text/reference introduces foundations of criminal psychology as it is understood and practiced in the research lab, the classroom, the police beat, and the courtroom. Part 1 details biological and psychosocial theories on criminal behavior, while part 2 presents chapters on the major classes of mental disorders associated with criminal behavior, including organic brain syndromes, psychoses, and antisocial personality disorder. Syndrome chapters consist of a description followed by applications to law enforcement, criminal justice, and forensic metal health. Part 3 covers types of homicide, especially serial and mass homicide, and part 4 treats sex crimes and family crimes. The final section covers other crimes and punishments. Learning features include sidebars, boxes, cases, and key terms. Miller teaches criminal psychology at Florida Atlantic University. (A[c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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