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''This book is intended for upper-level courses on criminal behavior, psychology and law, and developmental psychopathology taught in departments of psychology, criminology, criminal justice law, and sociology and/or criminal justice training academies.''--BOOK JACKET.Edition/Copyright: 01
Most chapters conclude with ''Conclusions.''
1. What Is Crime?
Crime as a Legal Concept.
The Sociology of Crime.
The Politics of Crime.
The Morality of Crime.
The Classification of Crimes.
The Statistics of Crime.
Methods for Studying Criminal Behavior.
Criminals and Criminal Behavior.
2. The Criminal Justice System.
Overview of the Criminal Justice System.
Dealing with Special Defendants.
Law Enforcement Officers.
3. The Juvenile Justice System.
Juvenile Justice Processes.
The Psycho-legal Status of Juvenile Offenders.
Juvenile Justice Applied: The Case of Ronald.
The Future of Juvenile Justice.
4. Biological Roots of Crime.
Physical Appearance and Crime.
Evolution and Crime.
Genes and Crime.
Crime and the Brain.
Hormones and Crime.
Alcohol, Drugs, and Crime.
5. Psychological Roots of Crime.
Personality and Crime.
Traits and Crime.
Psychodynamics and Crime.
Learning and Crime.
Cognition and Crime.
Personality Disorders and Crime.
6. Social and Environmental Roots of Crime.
Social Origins of Human Aggression and Violence.
Social Cognition, Social Behavior, and Crime.
The Environmental Roots of Crime.
The Ecology of Crime.
Ecology, Ethnicity, and Crime.
7. The Development of Crime from Early Childhood to Adolescence.
Pathways to Crime.
Biological Influences on the Development of Criminal Behavior.
Developmental Disorders and Crime.
Learning to Be -- Or Not to Be -- A Criminal.
Family Influences on Criminal Behavior.
8. The Development of Crime from Adolescence to Adulthood.
Adolescence: Challenges and Risks.
Choosing Crime: Moral Development and Social Influence.
Gender Differences in the Development of Criminal Behavior.
Conduct Disorder and the Development of Criminal Behavior.
Substance Abuse and the Development of Criminal Behavior.
Gangs, Guns, and the Development of Criminal Behavior.
Declining Family Influence and Criminal Behavior.
School Failure and the Development of Criminal Behavior.
Pathways to Adult Crime.
9. Mental Disorders and Crime.
What Is Mental Disorder?
Specific Mental Disorders and Crime.
Diagnostic Foundations for an Insanity Plea.
Factors Contributing to Crime among the Mentally Ill.
10. Violent Crimes.
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter.
Aggravated Assault and Domestic Violence.
11. Economic and Property Crimes.
Burglary, Larceny, and Auto Theft.
12. Victims of Crime.
Who Are Crime Victims?
The Legal Status of Victims.
The Role of Victims in the Criminal Justice System.
Society as a Victim of Crime.
13. The Punishment of Crime, the Crime of Punishment.
The Goals of Punishment.
Sentencing Procedures and Options.
The Death Penalty.
14. The Future of Crime.
A Review of Risk Factors for Criminal Behavior.
Obstacles to Crime Prevention.
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