Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach (8th Edition)

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This book approaches the understanding of delinquent and criminal behavior from a developmental, coginitive-behavioral, and psychological perspective.  Viewing the juvenile and adult offender as being embedded and continually influenced by multiple systems, the book examines the risk and protective factors that are believed to influence the developmental pathways on the road to delinquency and crime.  The 8th edition continues to be heavily researched in a style that allows the reader to follow the flow of the research literature. Most up-to-date psychological research and theories regarding criminal behavior are presented. Highlights how psychological, social, economic, political and ecological factors all play a role in influencing individual behavior. Looks at specific crimes from a psychological perspective: terrorism, sniper attacks, homicide and serial murder, cyber crime, white collar crime, identity theft, sex crimes, school violence, hate crimes, stalking, family violence, and drug crimes. Coverage of criminal profiling and crime scene analysis. Strategies for prevention and treatment of criminal behavior offered. New chapter on the treatment of juvenile offenders. Sections on juvenile offending added include: Juvenile Serial Murder, Juvenile Sex Offenders, Child Delinquents, Peer Rejection, School Failure, Language Deficiencies, Brain Development, Female Juvenile Sex Offenders, Current Juvenile Drug Use, & Juvenile Psychopathy. Professionals involved with the prevention and treatment of criminal behavior.

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Curt R. Bartol has been a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including biopsychology, criminal behavior, juvenile delinquency, introduction to forensic psychology, social psychology, and psychology and law. He earned his PhD in Personality/Social Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College's graduate program in Forensic Psychology and served as its Director for 6 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has been a consulting police psychologist to local, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for nearly 25 years. He is also the Editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, the international journal of the American Association for Correctional Psychologists.

In addition to Introduction to Forensic Psychology, he has written Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach, now in its sixth edition, and coauthored, with Anne Bartol, Juvenile Delinquency: A Systems Approach, Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd edition), and Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd edition). He has published extensively in the field of forensic psychology.

 

Anne M. Bartol earned an MA and a PhD in Criminal Justice from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught criminal justice, sociology, and journalism courses over a 20-year college teaching career, primarily at Castleton State College, and has worked as a journalist and a social worker in child and adolescent protective services. In addition to Introduction to Forensic Psychology, she coauthored, with Curt Bartol, Juvenile Delinquency: A Systems Approach, Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd edition), and Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd edition). She has served as book review editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior and has published articles on women and criminal justice, rural courts, and the history of forensic psychology.

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