- 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.
The authors bring the "person" back into criminology by focusing on understanding individual differences in criminal conduct and recognizing the importance of personal, interpersonal, and community factors. What results is a truly interdisciplinary general personality and social psychology of criminal behavior that is open to a wide variety of factors that relate to individual differences — a perspective with both theoretical and practical significance in North America and Great Britain.
The book is now organized into four parts: (1) The Theoretical Context and Knowledge Base to the Psychology of Criminal Conduct, (2) The Major Risk/Need Factors of Criminal Conduct, (3) Applications, and (4) Summary and Conclusions. Chapters include helpful Resource Notes that explain important concepts. A selection of technical notes, separated from the general text, allows the advanced student to explore complex research without distracting readers from the main points.
Students and professionals in the criminal justice field.
The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, 5th Edition
Part 1: The Theoretical Context and Knowledge Base to the Psychology of Criminal Conduct
1. An Overview of the Psychology of Criminal Conduct
2. The Empirical Base of PCC and the RNR Model of Assessment and Crime Prevention Through Human Services
3. Understanding Through Theory: Psychopathological, Psychodynamic, Social Location, and Differential Association Perspectives
4. A General Personality and Cognitive Social Learning Approach: The Personal, Interpersonal, and Community-Reinforcement (PIC-R) Perspective
Part 2: The Major Risk/Need Factors of Criminal Conduct
5. Biological, Personal, and Social Origins of the Major Risk/NeedFactors and Personal Strengths
6. Antisocial Personality Pattern
7. The Role of Antisocial Associates and Attitudesin Criminal Conduct
8. The Person in Social Context: Family, School, Work, Leisure/Recreation, Marital Attachments, and Neighborhood
9. Substance Abuse
Part 3: Applications
10. Prediction of Criminal Behavior and Classifi cation of Offenders
11. Prevention and Rehabilitation
12. Creating and Maintaining RNR Adherence: A Real-World Challenge
13. Getting Mean, Getting Even, Getting Justice: Punishment and a Search for Alternatives
14. Criminal Subtypes: From the Common to the Exceptional
Part 4: Summary and Conclusions
15. A General Personality and Social Psychology of Criminal Conduct: Summary and Conclusions