Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior Book

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

  • Author : Paulo Barbosa Marques
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 0128114193

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior Book Description :

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior: Current Trends and Challenges fills a gap in the market by covering new topics and angles not addressed in other literature. The book's authors approach the interaction of psychopathy with different types of crime, reflecting on comorbidity with other disorders, symptoms and emotional function. In addition to examining questions of prevention and treatment, they present new developments with solid theory and scientific evidence, also addressing forensic realities. This is a must-have guide for practitioners, students or anyone interested in psychopathy, criminal behavior and the various avenues of treatment. Provides a direct and concise approach, reflecting on the construct of psychopathy and its implications in forensic settings Includes sections on models of development in psychopathy and the neuropsychological fundamentals of the role of psychopathy in violent behavior Written for researchers, practitioners and students

Psychopathy Book
Score: 3
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  • Author : Theodore Millon
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release Date : 2002-12-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 1572308648

Psychopathy Book Description :

Psychopathy remains one of the least understood personality disorders and one of the most intransigent to therapeutic amelioration. Encompassing all the significant viewpoints regarding the nature of psychopathic personalities, this volume surveys current typologies and treatment approaches.

Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime Book

Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime

  • Author : Matt DeLisi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 686
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351619158

Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime Book Description :

For over two centuries, psychopathy has stood as perhaps the most formidable risk factor for antisocial behavior, crime, and violence. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime presents the state-of-the-art on the full landscape of research on antisocial behavior that employs psychopathy as a central correlate. It is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind, and includes contributions from renowned scholars from around the world. Organized into five distinctive sections, this book covers the etiology of psychopathy; the measurement of psychopathy; the association between psychopathy and diverse forms of homicidal and sexual offending, including serial murder, sexual homicide, rape and child molestation; criminal careers and psychopathy; the role of psychopathy in criminal justice system supervision, including institutional misconduct, noncompliance, and recidivism. This book is an essential resource for students and researchers in criminology, psychology, and criminal justice and will be of interested to all those interested in criminal behavior, sexual and violent crime, forensic psychology and forensic mental health.

Psychopathy as Unified Theory of Crime Book

Psychopathy as Unified Theory of Crime

  • Author : Matt DeLisi
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-10-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137469076

Psychopathy as Unified Theory of Crime Book Description :

This book applies the psychopathy concept toward the understanding of crime. Drawing on hundreds of studies and his own clinical, research, and practitioner experience working with the most antisocial and violent offenders, the author demonstrates that psychopathy can explain all forms of crime across the life course, and also examines the biosocial foundations of the disorder. With an abundance of case studies and historical references, written in a distinctive writing style, the book is equally fascinating to the academic scholar and the true crime buff alike.

No Remorse  Psychopathy and Criminal Justice Book

No Remorse Psychopathy and Criminal Justice

  • Author : Jacqueline B. Helfgott
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2018-11-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440865756

No Remorse Psychopathy and Criminal Justice Book Description :

An in-depth interdisciplinary perspective on psychopathy suitable for those interested in criminology and criminal justice, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and other social science as well as general knowledge. • Offers an in-depth, interdisciplinary perspective on psychopathy, useful across a range of fields and for general readers • Covers the history of the concept of psychopathy, and its move into criminal justice policy and practice • Examines the remorse factor and its role in criminal proceedings • Reflects the subject knowledge of an author who is highly respected in the field of criminal justice and has been featured by media including CNN, ABC News, Court TV, Associated Press, and Oregon Public Radio

Criminal Behavior Book
Score: 5
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Criminal Behavior

  • Author : Jacqueline B. Helfgott
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2008-03-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 605
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412904872

Criminal Behavior Book Description :

Rich in historical and contemporary theory and research, Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive core text that provides an interdisciplinary overview of criminal behavior by examining relevant crime theories, explanations of how and why crime typologies are developed, literature reviews for major crime categories, and discussions of how crime theories and crime typologies are used throughout the criminal justice process. Focusing on relevant themes and current issues, this text also looks closely at categorizations of criminal behavior, the relationship between crime and pop culture, mass media, and computer technology, and gender issues and crime. This engaging book applies theory and research to real-world criminal justice practice. Key Features and Benefits: Applies theory and research to concrete examples of criminal justice practice in law enforcement, public safety, courts/law, and corrections Explores real-world examples and contemporary issues–using chapter-opening vignettes, illustrative photos and graphs, boxed real-life case studies, and an interdisciplinary framework—making the text lively and engaging Views crime as a dynamic, changing phenomenon and examines how mass media and computer technology shape criminal behavior in a unique chapter on crime, media, and technology that addresses cybercrime and copy cat crimes—topics that fascinate students Examines feminist issues and cultural criminology, reviewing the role of gender and culture in shaping criminal behavior Boasts full chapters on political crime and economic crime—subjects often ignored in other texts Includes comparative information throughout, giving students an international perspective, as well as topical coverage relating to race, ethnicity, and gender issues Ancillaries A Student study site at includes self-quizzes, e-flashcards, NPR and Frontline audio and video clips, SAGE Journal articles, and more. Instru

Why We Love Serial Killers Book
Score: 3.5
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Why We Love Serial Killers

  • Author : Scott Bonn
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781632201898

Why We Love Serial Killers Book Description :

For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors—such as the charisma of the sociopath— that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the “monsters” in our midst.

Psychopathy Book


  • Author : D.J. Cooke
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401139656

Psychopathy Book Description :

Psychopathy is a very important concept for those working in the field of criminal justice - investigators, prosecutors, and those who have to evaluate, manage and treat offenders. In Psychopathy: Theory, Research and Implications for Society, detailed, empirically based contributions by the world's leading researchers describe the relevance of the construct to practical and policy issues, examining its relevance to such topics as treatment, risk management and recidivism. The use of the concept in a range of populations is discussed, including juveniles, children, and the mentally disordered, as well as across cultures. The major strength of the volume is that the validity of the psychopathy construct is enhanced by the extensive empirical support: contributors explore topics including the genetic, biological, affective, interpersonal and information processing models that underpin the disorder. Audience: All those dealing with offenders - psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, judges, prison administrators and those who formulate policy in the criminal justice system.

Handbook of Personology and Psychopathology Book

Handbook of Personology and Psychopathology

  • Author : Stephen Strack
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2005-01-21
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471693123

Handbook of Personology and Psychopathology Book Description :

Personology is the study of human character in all of itscomplexities, covering the range of normal and pathologicalindividuals, from evolutionary development, classification,diagnosis and measurement, to intervention at the individual,family, and societal levels. This volume, sure to become a classicin the field, provides a state-of-the-art overview of the field ofpersonology, including personality theory, taxonomy, andassessment; diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders; andthe interface between normal and abnormal personlity. The breadthand depth of this monumental work and the caliber of itscontributors is unsurpassed. * Many of the leading clinicians and researchers in psychology arecontributors including Otto Kernberg, John Livesley, RobertBornstein, Jeffrey Magnavita, Drew Westen, Irving Weiner, and LornaBenjamin * Represents the culmination of a professional career and acapstone to our publishing program in the area of personality andpsychopathology

Psychopathy Book


  • Author : Federico Durbano
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-12-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535136934

Psychopathy Book Description :

This book collects the contribution of a selected number of clinical psychiatrists interested in the clinical evaluation of specific issues on psychopathy. The nine chapters of the book address some relevant issues related to nosography, early recognition and treatment, bio-psycho-social models (in particular cognitive-behavioral and ethological ones), and social and familial consequences of psychopathic personality.

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct Book

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct

  • Author : D.A. Andrews
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317521501

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct Book Description :

This book provides step-by-step procedures to help police administrators execute their duties and fulfill their responsibilities more effectively, efficiently and productively. Divided into sections-behavioral aspects of police management, functional aspects of police management, and modern police management: major issues-it introduces the reader to a broad range of topics with which all police managers should be familiar.

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior Book
Score: 4
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The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior

  • Author : Wayne Petherick
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 632
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128095775

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior Book Description :

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Victim and Offenders Perspectives is not just another formulaic book on forensic psychology. Rather, it opens up new areas of enquiry to busy practitioners and academics alike, exploring topics using a practical approach to social deviance that is underpinned by frontier research findings, policy, and international trends. From the relationship between psychopathology and crime, and the characteristics of catathymia, compulsive homicide, sadistic violence, and homicide victimology, to adult sexual grooming, domestic violence, and honor killings, experts in the field provide insight into the areas of homicide, violent crime, and sexual predation. In all, more than 20 internationally recognized experts in their fields explore these and other topic, also including discussing youth offending, love scams, the psychology of hate, public threat assessment, querulence, stalking, arson, and cults. This edited work is an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in any capacity that intersects with offenders and victims of crime, public policy, and roles involving the assessment, mitigation, and investigation of criminal and antisocial behavior. It is particularly ideal for those working in criminology, psychology, law and law enforcement, public policy, and for social science students seeking to explore the nature and character of criminal social deviance. Includes twenty chapters across a diverse range of criminal and antisocial subject areas Authored by an international panel of experts in their respective fields that provide a multi-cultural perspective on the issues of crime and antisocial behavior Explores topics from both victim and offender perspectives Includes chapters covering research, practice, policy, mitigation, and prevention Provides an easy to read and consistent framework, making the text user-friendly as a ready-reference desktop guide

Understanding Female Offenders Book

Understanding Female Offenders

  • Author : Jason M. Smith
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0128233729

Understanding Female Offenders Book Description :

According to the Sentencing Project, between 1980 and 2017, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 750%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 225,060 in 2017 and the number continues to rise. Dealing with incarcerated women and specifically psychopathic women can be challenging. Understanding Female Offenders: Psychopathy, Criminal Behavior, Assessment, and Treatment provides readers with a better conceptualization of the psychopathic/non-psychopathic female. This includes better ways of interviewing, assessing, and treating these women, and clinical caveats with case examples to assist with clinical applications. This is the only comprehensive resource that provides specific knowledge about female offenders, particularly on female psychopathy and assessment. Describes the differences between ASPD and psychopathic men and women Reviews the current literature on female psychopathy studies Examines the Trauma Assessment in female offenders Discusses the common problems diagnosing in forensic settings and female offenders

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior Book

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior

  • Author : Joseph Glicksohn
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2002-05-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN 10 : 0792376749

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior Book Description :

Criminological theory dating back one hundred years has been aware of the need to develop a neurobiology of extroversion, impulsivity, frontal-lobe dysfunction, and aggressive behavior, yet in the twentieth century criminologists have largely forsaken this psychobiological legacy. The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior looks at this legacy with reference to a variety of neurobiological methodologies currently in vogue. The authors are all distinguished researchers who have contributed considerably to their respective fields of psychiatry, psychology, psychobiology, and neuroscience.

Corporate Psychopathy Book

Corporate Psychopathy

  • Author : Katarina Fritzon
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030271886

Corporate Psychopathy Book Description :

This book analyses the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder for criminal/forensic populations and examines in depth the emerging phenomenon of the ‘corporate psychopath’. In doing so its authors expose the paradoxical nature of the disorder: while it is frequently associated with antisocial, criminal and predatory behaviour, more recent studies have highlighted examples of creative, visionary and inspiring leaders who are also found to present a high degree of psychopathy. They focus on the nature, behaviours and consequences of psychopathy in executives and across the organization, offering an important contribution to the emerging body of research on psychopathy and other problematic personality constructs in the workplace. The book will appeal to scholars, students and professionals across the discipline, and particularly to those working in workplace, forensic and personality psychology.