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Psychology and crime

Author: David Putwain; Aidan Sammons
Publisher: East Sussex ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Routledge modular psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The book includes both classic and contemporary psychological theory and research on a range of criminological issues including the nature, measurement and causes of crime, police work and offender  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Putwain; Aidan Sammons
ISBN: 0415252997 9780415252997 0415253004 9780415253000
OCLC Number: 48588487
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
Description: xv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. What is Criminological Psychology? --
2. The nature and measurement of offending. What is a Criminal? Measuring Crime. Victimisation --
3. Biologically oriented explanations of criminal behaviour. Constitutional Theories of Criminality. Recent Genetic Research into Criminality. Biological Research into Criminality. Eysenck's Personality Theory --
4. Psychologically oriented explanations of criminal behaviour. Psychoanalytical Theories of Crime. Learning Theories of Crime. Cognitive Theories of Crime. Social Theories of Crime --
5. The police and crime. Policing. Interviewing. Negotiation --
6. Offender profiling. Principles of Offender Profiling --
7. The psychology of testimony. Cognitive Processes and Testimony.
Series Title: Routledge modular psychology.
Responsibility: David Putwain and Aidan Sammons.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) i9780415253000
(Sirsi) 673787
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