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This thoroughly updated and revised new edition provides an essential overview of a full range of psychological contributions to the understanding of crime and the processes of dealing with offenders and helping their victims.

From the cognitive, developmental and social processes that influence a diverse range of crimes, including burglary, fraud, rape and murder, to the challenges faced by the police and courts in investigating crime or securing reliable testimony, the text is packed with pedagogical features that bring this fascinating subject to life. These include boxes highlighting key topics or issues around research methods, further reading and suggested essay titles.

Also including chapters on rehabilitation in prisons and the psychology of victims, the text examines hot topics such as gang membership and terrorism, as well as discussing how psychology may better understand criminals and criminal behaviour in the future. It builds to a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field. It will be ideal for students across psychology, criminology and socio-legal studies and law.


David Canter is Emeritus Professor at The University of Liverpool and Director of the International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology at The University of Huddersfield.

Migrants have become an important social and political constituency throughout the world. In addition to sending remittances to their home countries, many migrants maintain political ties with their nations of origin through the expansion of dual citizenship and voting rights. Some even return home to participate in local and national-level politics. But to what extent do migrants influence their home communities and governments? Mexican migrants fought for and won the right to dual nationality in 1997 and the right to vote from abroad in presidential elections in 2005. As the country with the world's second largest emigrant population, many expected that the enfranchisement of the Mexican diaspora would powerfully shape the direction of Mexican politics. Scholars, policy makers, and migrant politicians have argued that migrants who exercise these rights will, through contact with the U.S. political system and culture, develop more democratic attitudes and behaviors, and in turn, help to democratize their home states. However, only a tiny share of the Mexican diaspora community exercised their voting rights in the 2006 and 2012 elections. And, as this book shows, though migrants do engage socially and politically in their communities of origin and at times powerfully impact political dynamics there, the outcomes don't uniformly enhance local democracy. For example, while this research finds that migrants from non-elite backgrounds were able to parlay their migrant experience into a path to power in their home states, non-migrant politicians have been more successful at maintaining stability after election, due to their ties to the dominant governing parties. Even when migrant political actors intend to open up the political systems of their home towns, bring about needed reforms, or improve governance, the impact of their engagement at the aggregate level of municipal politics depends on a range of intervening factors, most importantly the nature of their interactions with non-migrant political actors in their home states and municipalities. Here, Michael S. Danielson develops a theory of and methodological model for studying migrant impact on the communities and countries they leave behind, examining a largely underexplored area of research in the migration literature.


About the Author. Foreword to Second Edition. Preface to the Series Second Edition. 1. Psychology and the Criminal Process. Section 1: THE BASIS OF CRIMINALITY 2. Biological Explanations of Crime 3. Psychological Explanations of Crime 4. Social Explanations of Crime. Section 2: VARIETIES OF CRIME 5. Acquisitive Crime 6. Domestic Violence 7. Sexual Offences 8. Homicide and Serial Killing 9. Gangs, Organised Crime and Terrorism. Section 3: INTERACTING WITH CRIMINALS 10. Testimony and Interviewing 11. Deception and Fraud 12. Psychology and Investigations. Section 4: AREAS OF APPLICATION 13. Psychology and the Police 14. Psychology in Court 15. Psychology in Prison 16. Concerning Victims 17. The Future of Psychology and Crime. Notes on Publications and Accessing them. References. Index


Titel: Criminal Psychology
EAN: 9781134697717
ISBN: 978-1-134-69771-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Psychologie
Anzahl Seiten: 298
Veröffentlichung: 02.05.2017
Jahr: 2017
Untertitel: Englisch