Criminal Psychology

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    Criminal Psychology

    Mehka - 31. mar 2009
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9781843923640
    Redna cena: 45,21 €

    Presents an introduction to the increasingly popular subject of criminal psychology. This book explores the application of psychology to understanding the crime phenomenon, criminal behaviour, solving crimes, the court process and punishment, rehabilitation and crime prevention. It is suitable for those taking courses in this field. This book provides an accessible introduction to the increasingly popular subject of criminal psychology. It explores the application of psychology to understanding the crime phenomenon, criminal behaviour, solving crimes, the court process and punishment, rehabilitation and crime prevention. It will be an invaluable resource for anybody taking courses in this field, in particular students taking the criminal psychology/forensic psychology components of introductory psychology specifications. The book is fully in line with the new A level specifications being taught from September 2009. Each chapter includes case studies, key studies, evaluations and a range of discussion questions. Introduction; 1 Crime: the phenomenon; Applying psychology to crime; Approaches in criminal psychology; Are we living in a crime society?; How much crime?; What is a crime?; Definitions, understandings and labels; Crime as a social construction; Counting crime versus understanding crime; Understanding fear of crime; 2 The Causes of Crime; The question of 'why'; Biological and genetic explanations; Personality factors; Moral reasoning; Cognitive distortions; The causes of aggression and violence; Defining aggression; Conclusion; 3 Solving crimes; The nature of police work; Reassurance policing; Criminal investigation; Psychology and investigative interviewing; Detection of deception; False confessions; Offender profiling; Conclusion; 4 Courtroom psychology; The nature of the criminal trial; Jury decision making; Eyewitness testimony; False or recovered memories; Extra-legal factors; Miscarriages of justice; 5 Sentencing and punishment; Sentencing as a human process; Punishment in the UK; Does prison work?; Restorative Justice; Working with offenders; The Sex Offender Treatment Programme; Community orders; Conclusion; References; Index.

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    Presents an introduction to the increasingly popular subject of criminal psychology. This book explores the application of psychology to understanding the crime phenomenon, criminal behaviour, solving crimes, the court process and punishment, rehabilitation and crime prevention. It is suitable for those taking courses in this field. This book provides an accessible introduction to the increasingly popular subject of criminal psychology. It explores the application of psychology to understanding the crime phenomenon, criminal behaviour, solving crimes, the court process and punishment, rehabilitation and crime prevention. It will be an invaluable resource for anybody taking courses in this field, in particular students taking the criminal psychology/forensic psychology components of introductory psychology specifications. The book is fully in line with the new A level specifications being taught from September 2009. Each chapter includes case studies, key studies, evaluations and a range of discussion questions. Introduction; 1 Crime: the phenomenon; Applying psychology to crime; Approaches in criminal psychology; Are we living in a crime society?; How much crime?; What is a crime?; Definitions, understandings and labels; Crime as a social construction; Counting crime versus understanding crime; Understanding fear of crime; 2 The Causes of Crime; The question of 'why'; Biological and genetic explanations; Personality factors; Moral reasoning; Cognitive distortions; The causes of aggression and violence; Defining aggression; Conclusion; 3 Solving crimes; The nature of police work; Reassurance policing; Criminal investigation; Psychology and investigative interviewing; Detection of deception; False confessions; Offender profiling; Conclusion; 4 Courtroom psychology; The nature of the criminal trial; Jury decision making; Eyewitness testimony; False or recovered memories; Extra-legal factors; Miscarriages of justice; 5 Sentencing and punishment; Sentencing as a human process; Punishment in the UK; Does prison work?; Restorative Justice; Working with offenders; The Sex Offender Treatment Programme; Community orders; Conclusion; References; Index.

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    • Jezik: angleški
    • Leto izida: 2009
    • Število strani: 160
    • ISBN/EAN: 9781843923640
    • Mere izdelka vxš: 24,6 x 17,1
    • Vezava: Mehka
    • Datum Izida: 31.03.2009
    • Založba: Willan Publishing
    • Avtor: Francis Pakes
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