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Criminal Behavior

Theories, Typologies and Criminal Justice



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Criminal Behavior by Jacqueline B Helfgott
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Rich in historical and contemporary theory and research, Criminal Behavior:Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive core text that provides an interdisciplinary overview of criminal behavior by examining relevant crime theories, explanations of how and why crime typologies are developed, literature reviews for major crime categories, and discussions of how crime theories and crime typologies are used throughout the criminal justice process. Focusing on relevant themes and current issues, this text also looks closely at categorizations of criminal behavior; the relationship between crime and pop culture, mass media, and computer technology; and gender issues and crime. This engaging book applies theory and research to real-world criminal justice practice. Key Features and Benefits:Applies theory and research to concrete examples of criminal justice practice in law enforcement, public safety, courts/law, and correctionsExplores real-world examples and contemporary issuesuusing chapter-opening vignettes, illustrative photos and graphs, boxed real-life case studies, and an interdisciplinary frameworkumaking the text lively and engagingViews crime as a dynamic, changing phenomenon and examines how mass media and computer technology shape criminal behavior in a unique chapter on crime, media, and technology that addresses cybercrime and copy cat crimesutopics that fascinate studentsExamines feminist issues and cultural criminology, reviewing the role of gender and culture in shaping criminal behaviorBoasts full chapters on political crime and economic crimeusubjects often ignored in other texts Includes comparative information throughout, giving students an international perspective, as well as topical coverage relating to race, ethnicity, and gender issuesAncillariesA student study site at includes self-quizzes, e-flashcards, NPR and Frontline audio and video clips, SAGE Journal articles, and more. InstructorsAE Resources on CD-Rom includes test questions, PowerPoint slides, and in-class exercises. Contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 to request a copy. Intended Audience This core text offers contemporary insight on criminal behavior for undergraduate and graduate students in criminology and criminal justice, psychology, and related fields.

Author Biography

Jacqueline (Jackie) Helfgott is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Seattle University, where she has taught since 1993. She received her B.A.from the University of Washington in Psychology/Society & Justice and Masters and Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University in Administration of Justice with a graduate minor in Psychology. Her work has been published in major journals including Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, The Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Federal Probation, The International Review of Victimology, and others. Her research has focused in two general directions - the intersection of psychology, criminology, and criminal justice and institutional and community corrections. Specific research foci and areas of expertise include: psychopathy - its role in the criminal justice system and the prediction of violent recidivism and dangerousness; criminal behavior and the use of crime typologies at different stages of the criminal justice process; offender reentry; correctional program evaluation; and restorative justice - balancing victim, offender, and citizen needs, rights, and interests.
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May 6th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
SAGE Publications Inc
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