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Evil Minds : Understanding and Responding to Violent Predators - 05 edition

Evil Minds : Understanding and Responding to Violent Predators (ISBN10: 0130486132; ISBN13: 9780130486134)
ISBN13: 978-0130486134
ISBN10: 0130486132

Summary: For courses in deviance, violence and victimology.

This unique, engaging text uses a multi-disciplinary approach in an effort to understand the ''evil minds'' of criminals that engage in predatory violence. Evil Minds uses the study of the ''monsters'' among us--serial killers, mass murderers, child molesters and rapists--to introduce students to the theories, concepts and research from the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology & criminal justic
e that social scientists employ to understand and respond to violent criminals.
Features
  • Uses case studies of violent criminals to introduce students to various psychological, sociological and criminological theories of violence and deviance
    • Uses students natural curiosity about violent criminals to interest them in social science theories and methods
  • A section on how society responds to violent criminals
    • Encourages students to think critically about society's response to predatory violence
  • A chapter on social science research methods
    • Gives students an understanding of the process that researchers use to study and draw conclusions about violent offenders
  • Student-friendly pedagogy: discussion questions, activities, self-check boxes and highlight boxes
    • Helps students better understand the information presented in the text
  • A helpful instructors manual that includes chapter objectives, lecture materials, suggested activities and a test bank
    • Aids instructors in administering the course
...show more
Summary: For courses in deviance, violence and victimology.

This unique, engaging text uses a multi-disciplinary approach in an effort to understand the ''evil minds'' of criminals that engage in predatory violence. Evil Minds uses the study of the ''monsters'' among us--serial killers, mass murderers, child molesters and rapists--to introduce students to the theories, concepts and research from the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology & criminal justice that social scientists employ to understand and respond to violent criminals.
Features
  • Uses case studies of violent criminals to introduce students to various psychological, sociological and criminological theories of violence and deviance
    • Uses students natural curiosity about violent criminals to interest them in social science theories and methods
  • A section on how society responds to violent criminals
    • Encourages students to think critically about society's response to predatory violence
  • A chapter on social science research methods
    • Gives students an understanding of the process that researchers use to study and draw conclusions about violent offenders
  • Student-friendly pedagogy: discussion questions, activities, self-check boxes and highlight boxes
    • Helps students better understand the information presented in the text
  • A helpful instructors manual that includes chapter objectives, lecture materials, suggested activities and a test bank
    • Aids instructors in administering the course
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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