Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over 1.5 Million Toys in our Huge New Range

Psychology and Crime
By

Rating
New or Used: 2 copies from $137.89
Society today is fascinated by crime. Crime is a hot topic in the media, so that people are continually exposed to criminal events, portrayals of those who commit them, and the suffering of victims. Yet the reality of crime is often very different from how it is portrayed in the media. Most crime is neither violent nor morbid; most offenders are not psychopaths, and although prison generally does not work, there may well be other, less punitive but more constructive interventions that are actually quite effective. This book exposes some of the most prevalent myths about crime and criminal behaviour. In addition it provides the reader with up-to-date knowledge on crime and offending behaviour. It also highlights the ways in which psychological methods of research and psychological knowledge can help us to understand criminal behaviour and the ways that targeted interventions are developed based upon this. Pakes' and Winstone's Psychology and Crime is essential reading for students taking courses in the psychology of crime, criminal and forensic psychology, criminology, and community justice, as well as for other courses where a knowledge of the complex relationship between psychology and crime - and its application in practice - is required. Practitioners and policy-makers will also find it highly informative.
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Why do people offend? psychological and sociological explanations 2. The criminal mind: understanding criminals from their scene of crime 3. Pathways into crime: understanding juvenile offending 4. Aggression and violence 5. Sexual violence: from theory into practice 6. Insanity, mental health and the criminal justice system 7. Stalkers and their victims 8. The psychology of addiction - are there more questions than answers? 9. Date rape and drugs 10. Can prison ever work? 11. Victims and the fear of crime

About the Author

Francis Pakes is Reader in Comparative Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University. Jane Winstone is Principal Lecturer in Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University.

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Psychology and Crime on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top