Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice

Author: Matt DeLisi,Peter J. Conis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763797901

Category: Law

Page: 470

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Although the public interest in criminal predators is extensive, the criminology of criminal predators is fragmented. Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice, Second Edition aims to demystify the many different types of violent offenders we hear about in the media. This newly revised and updated Second Edition is a compilation of original scholarship from an international collection of applied and academic criminologists. Based not only on history and academic research but also on the experiences of author Peter Conis as a 25 year veteran of law enforcement, it provides students with a realistic view of why people commit violent crimes and how our criminal justice system, as a whole, responds to these offenders and these violent acts. It contains cutting-edge material on the broad category of criminal predators, including homicide offenders, sex offenders, financial predators, and conventional street criminals. Unlike other texts on the subject that narrowly focus on one type of criminal (e.g., serial killers), this updated Second Edition illustrates the systemic importance of predation in antisocial behavior. This book is divided into two parts; part one covers the theoretical and disciplinary foundations of the study of violent behavior, spanning the disciplines of sociology, psychology, biology, and neuroscience. Part two covers the policy and practice of responding to violent offenders from the insightful perspectives of people who work among them on a daily basis. New and Key Features of the Second Edition: • Contains 10 NEW chapters (5 in theory and research and 5 in policy and practice). These additions provide greater overall coverage of sociological theory, evolutionary psychology theory, and female offenders. The section on policy and practice is organized to be consistent with the criminal justice system, from law enforcement through the courts, to corrections. • Hands-on research and practitioner expertise illustrate today’s study of criminal predation • Provides clear explanations of how criminological theory relates to the formation of a criminal offender to help students understand the reasons behind a person’s violent actions Instructor Resources: - Test Bank - Lecture Outline (Word doc.) - PowerPoint Lecture Outlines

Violent Offenders

Author: Delisi,Peter J. Conis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284129012

Category: Law

Page: 374

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Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice contains cutting-edge scholarship on the broad category of criminal predators, including homicide offenders, sex offenders, financial predators, and conventional street criminals.

Violent Offenders

Theory, Research, Public Policy, and Practice

Author: Matt DeLisi,Peter John Conis

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763754792

Category: Law

Page: 318

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Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Public Policy And Practice Provides The Latest Information To Help Students Understand The Many Different Types Of Violent Offenders We Hear About In The Media Daily, From Homicide And Sex Offenders To Financial Predators And Street Criminals To Serial Killers And Career Criminals. The Authors Have Compiled Original Scholarship From An International Collection Of Applied And Academic Criminologists To Provide Students With A Realistic And Cutting-Edge View Of Why People Commit Violent Crimes And How Our Criminal Justice System, As A Whole, Responds To These Offenders And These Violent Acts. The Text Is Divided Into Three Sections. Part One Covers The Theoretical And Disciplinary Foundations Of The Study Of Violent Behavior, Spanning The Disciplines Of Sociology, Psychology, Biology, And Neuroscience. Part Two Discusses Empirical And Topical Linkages To Criminological Subjects, Including Homicide Offenders And Victims, Sex Offenders, And Gang Members. Part Three Explores Public Policy And Practical Applications Describing The Various Ways That Criminal Justice Systems Respond To Violent Offenders From The Insightful Perspectives Of People Who Work Among Violent Offenders On A Daily Basis.

Delinquency in Society

Author: Regoli,John D. Hewitt,Matt DeLisi

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1284112950

Category: Medical

Page: 418

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Delinquency in Society, Tenth Edition provides a comprehensive and systematic overview of juvenile delinquency, criminal behavior, and status-offending youths.

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

Author: Barry C. Feld,Donna M. Bishop

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195385101

Category: Law

Page: 934

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State-of-the-art critical reviews of recent scholarship on the causes of juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice system responses, and public policies to prevent and reduce youth crime are brought together in a single volume authored by leading scholars and researchers in neuropsychology, developmental and social psychology, sociology, history, criminology/criminal justice, and law.

Criminal Profiling

International Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Richard N. Kocsis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1588296849

Category: Medical

Page: 413

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The technique commonly referred to as ‘criminal profiling’ is one in which crime behaviours are evaluated to predict the likely attributes of an offender. In practice, the technique has enjoyed steady growth and interest over the past three decades. The present volume draws together research from scholars and practitioners from across the globe that examines from a range of multidisciplinary perspectives the use, application and value of this form of profiling. The material canvassed throughout this text not only examines research and theoretical principles for the assessment of crimes, but extends to exploring the range of issues facing the theoretical development of criminal profiling and its practical, legal and professional practice. Topics include the examination of homicidal syndromes, the association of crime scene behavior patterns with offender characteristics, criminal propensity and opportunity, the identification of crimes committed by the same offender, the legal admissibility of profiling, its accuracy, and the problems confronting the contemporary practice of criminal profiling. This volume is likely to become an essential reference for forensic practitioners and students alike operating in the fields of criminology, law and policing and anyone with a genuine interest in the investigation and resolution of violent crime.

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet Bachman,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412950325

Category: Social Science

Page: 479

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Based on Russell Schutt's bestselling text Investigating the Social World, this Third Edition of The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice is the most comprehensive research methods text available to students in criminal justice and criminology. Specifically designed for criminal justice courses and programs, this innovative text uniquely helps to teach research design and techniques within the context of substantive criminology and criminal justice issues of interest to students and the field. With expanded coverage of topics like causation, ethics, and qualitative analysis, along with a comprehensive and one-of-a-kind ancillary package, the Third Edition is a text both students and instructors will appreciate.

Sexual Offenses and Offenders: Theory, Practice, and Policy

Author: Karen J. Terry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133049826

Category: Education

Page: 384

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This comprehensive text examines the unique characteristics of sexual offenses and the resulting laws that pertain specifically to them, including the causes and treatment of sexual offenses as well as the policy implications of research outcomes. Sexual offenders are often treated differently than other offenders (by both the community and the criminal justice system) as a result of public scorn and recidivism. This distinctive book answers the call for thorough, research-based information on this inherently controversial subject. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Corrections: A Text/Reader

Author: Mary K. Stohr,Anthony Walsh,Craig Hemmens

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289921

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.