• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This engaging book presents a contextual psychological interpretation of crime. It covers essential topics including psychopathy, antisocial personality disorder, and criminal lifestyle. The author's compelling analysis explains criminal behavior, by showing how the criminal lifestyle is capable of integrating two seemingly incompatible crime paradigms: the career criminal paradigm and the criminal career paradigm. Starting with a context for criminality, and then moving from particular conceptions of crime to more evidence-based theories, this volume challenges students to think in a different way about crime and criminal behavior.

Assessment: The Criminal Lifestyle in an Appraisal Context
Assessment: The criminal lifestyle in an appraisal context

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)
Tuesday's Child

Grace is a 21-year-old single white female serving an 8-year sentence for child molestation and sexual misconduct with a child. The abuse occurred over a 6-month period when Grace was 20 years old and the two adolescent male victims were 13 and 14. Child molesters are adept at finding jobs and volunteering for positions (e.g., Little League coach, scoutmaster, teacher) that place them in close proximity to children, and Grace was no exception. She gained access to the two boys she abused through her work as a Sunday school teacher at ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles