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Psychology of Criminal and Violent Behaviour (Paperback) (David R. Lyon & Andrew Welsh)

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This indispensable introduction to the psychological theories of criminality and violence examines how both psychology and biology play a role in understanding what may drive individuals to commit crime. Drawing on relevant research, real-world examples, and gripping case studies, ThePsychology of Criminal and Violent Behaviour applies theory to provide deep insight into criminal behaviour.FEATURESA theoretical approach helps students identify and understand key psychological theories and conceptsAccessible content: While theoretical in approach, the material is presented in a way that meets the needs of both psychology and criminology studentsCoverage of both psychological and biological factors on a range of topics--including reactive and instrumental violence, aggression, psychopathy, social cognition, and more--explores how and why criminal and violent behaviour occur"Researching Criminal and Violent Behaviour" boxes discuss important research and topics in the field, including the Danish adoption study, the Bobo doll experiments, the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide, attachment theory, threat/control-override symptoms, and cyberstalkingDiverse case studies on such notorious figures as Phineas Gage, Charles Whitman, Richard Ramirez, the Manson Family, Karla Homolka, and Ethan Couch provide real-world examples of criminal and violent behaviour and help students apply theory to real lifeChapters on homicide and interpersonal violence provide piercing insight into topics like aggression and violent behaviour, serial murder, school shootings, stalking, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence
Number of Pages: 402
Genre: Psychology
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: David R. Lyon & Andrew Welsh
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2017
TCIN: 53008880
UPC: 9780199010080
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-0400
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