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Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook, 9th Edition

By Curt R. Bartol, Anne M. Bartol

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Mar 2, 2010

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For courses in Criminal Behavior, Criminology, Forensic Psychology, Crime and Delinquency and the Psychology of Crime.


This text approaches the understanding of delinquent and criminal behavior from a psychological perspective–with particular focus on the developmental, cognitive-behavioral aspects of offending. Viewing the juvenile and adult offender as being embedded and continually influenced by multiple systems, it highlights how psychological, social, economic, political and ecological factors all play a role in influencing individual behavior.  Streamlined in this edition, it offers a separate chapter on delinquency, updated examples and more on the link between psychology and specific crimes.

Table of Contents

1.      Introduction to Criminal Behavior

2.      Origins of Criminal Behavior: Developmental Risk Factors

3.      Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological Factors

4.      Origins of Criminal Behavior: Learning and Situational Factors

5.      Human Aggression and Violence

6.      Juvenile Delinquency

7.      Criminal Psychopathy

8.      Crime and Mental Disorders

9.      Homicide, Assault, and Family Violence

10.  Multiple Murder, School, and Workplace Violence

11.  Psychology of Terrorism

12.  Sexual Assault

13.  Sexual Assault of Children and Youth and Other Sexual Offenses

14.  Property and Public Order Crime

15.  Violent Economic Crime and Crimes of Intimidation

16.  Substance Abuse, Alcohol, and Crime

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$54.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-509990-2