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.
Chapter 7: Intervention: The Criminal Lifestyle in a Programmatic Context
Intervention: The Criminal Lifestyle in a Programmatic Context
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.
Angel is a 29-year-old divorced Hispanic male serving an 8-year sentence for assaulting a police officer. Angel grew up, the fifth of six children, in a working-class home environment. An average student, Angel graduated from high school and stayed out of serious trouble with the law until age 20. Much of his early life, however, was spent serving as a punching bag for his father and four older brothers. He responded by learning to box and picking fights with peers. Although he was never suspended from school, violence became a way of ...