Different Crimes, Different Criminals: Understanding, Treating and Preventing Criminal Behavior, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Different Crimes, Different Criminals

Understanding, Treating and Preventing Criminal Behavior, 1st Edition

By Doris Layton MacKenzie, Lauren O'Neill, Wendy Povitsky, Summer Acevedo


350 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781593453343
pub: 2006-10-01
Hardback: 9781138163386
pub: 2017-07-03
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315721712
pub: 2014-09-25
from $28.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


This book focuses on the importance of incorporating both sociological and psychological viewpoints in the understanding of criminal behavior. It identifies and explains emerging criminal offenders within the criminal justice system, examining the individual differences that make different types of offenders unique.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Criminals and Crime: Theory and Research Section I: Relational Crime 2. Infanticide 3. Domestic Battery 4. Stalking SectionII: Sex Crimes 5. Child Molestation 6. Rape Section III: Youth Crime 7. Violent Juvenile Offenders 8. Juvenile Drug Offenders 9. Gangs Section IV: Complex Motivations 10. Serial Murder 11. Arson Section V: Special Offender Population 12. Violent Offenders with Schizophrenia 13. White-Collar Crime Section VI: Conclusion 14. Final Thoughts: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology