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Psychological Criminology free pdf This book provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality. Rather than present various psychological perspectives as a series of discrete and rival explanations, the aim of the book is to emphasise the connections among approaches, and to show how, taken together, they provide a more complete picture of crime and criminality than each provides individually. Theories are arranged in a temporal sequence, from distal to proximal causes of crime. Some theories focus on factors that are present at birth- other theories focus on factors that influence the offender over the lifespan- and, other theories focus on factors that are present at the crime scene. The analysis spans 100,000 years, from the evolutionary roots of criminal behaviour in the ancestral environments of early humans on the African savana, to the decision to engage in a specific criminal act. The author is a psychologist who has taught in criminology schools for many years, and as the title suggests, the book highlights the contributions that psychological theory can make to the broader field of criminology. The book will be of interest to students, academics, researchers and practitioners in both criminology and forensic psychology. Key features of the book include a focus on theory - the aim is to explain crime and criminality- an integrative approach. It presents an integrative model showing the interconnectedness of psychological theories. It is written within a criminological framework primarily for a criminology audience - designed to contribute to the field of criminology rather than to critique criminology.

About Richard Wortley

Richard Wortley began his career as a prison psychologist and has subsequently taught in criminology schools for many years. He is currently a Professor at University College London where he is Director of the Jill Dando Institute for Security and Crime Science

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Author : Richard Wortley
Publisher : Willan Publishing
Data Published : 01 October 2010
ISBN : 184392806X
EAN : 9781843928065
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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