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Violent Crime

Violent Crime
Clinical and Social Implications

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March 2009 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This edited volume is designed to cover both the foundations of criminal behavior as well as 'cutting edge' research on the etiology, nature, assessment, and treatment of individuals who commit violent crime. Interdisciplinary in nature, this text draws from research in clinical psychology, social psychology, criminal justice, medicine, and biology. Equal consideration is given to environmental and biological research into criminal behavior. Furthermore, this text takes a critical approach to the research with frank discussions of what is known and what is yet to be determined, and presents this material in a straightforward manner that will challenge students to think critically.
Part I. Causes of Crime
Christopher J. Ferguson
1. Violent Crime Research: An Introduction
John C. Kilburn, Jr., Jenifer Lee
2. Family and Social Influences on Violent Crime
Christopher J. Ferguson
3. Media Violence Effects and Violent Crime: Good Science or Moral Panic?
Martin Gottschalk, Lee Ellis
4. Evolutionary and Genetic Explanations of Violent Crime
Kevin M. Beaver
5. The Biochemistry of Violent Crime
Jose León-Carrión, Francisco Javier Chacartegui-Ramos
6. Brain Injuries and Violent Crime
Part II. The Offenders
Cricket Meehan, Patricia Kerig
7. Violence Among School-Aged Youth: An Examination of School, Gang, Dating, and Sexual Violence
Jeanette M. Daly
8. Violence and the Elderly
Sarah L. Desmarais, Andrea Gibas, Tonia L. Nicholls
9. Beyond Violence Against Women: Gender Inclusiveness in Domestic Violence Research, Policy, and Practice
Mary E. Haskett, Sharon G. Portwood, Kristen M. Lewis
10. Physical Child Abuse
Karen G. Terry, Orestis Giotakos, Maria Tsiliakou, Alissa R. Ackerman
11. Sexual Offenders
Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
12. Hate Crimes
Jennifer Schwartz
13. Murder in a Comparative Context
Maria Ioannou
14. Serial Murder
Part III. Victims, Prevention, and Treatment
Arthur J. Lurigio
15. Victimology
Mary Clair, Lisa Faille, Joseph V. Penn
16. Prevention and Treatment of Violent Offending/Offenders
About the Editor
About the Contributors

This is an excellent textbook for this course (Violent Crime), and a much better one than had been used previously.

Professor William Cope
Arts and Sciences, Neumann University
April 29, 2015

Adopted another SAGE text instead (Violence: The Enduring Problem)

Mr J. Hansen
Criminology Crim Justice Dept, University Of South Carolina
December 16, 2014

not general enough

Professor Shawna Mauldin
Social Sciences Dept, Ferris State University
January 19, 2010

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