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.

Prevention: The Criminal Lifestyle in a High-Risk Youth Context

Prevention: The criminal lifestyle in a high-risk youth context

If you treat a man as he is, he will remain as he is; if you treat him as he ought to be and could be, he will become as he ought to be and could be.

Johann von Goethe (1749–1832)

Dennis the Menace

Dennis is a 5-year-old white male who was brought to a private psychologist by his mother for evaluation. Dennis's mother indicates that his behavior has become increasingly disruptive and unmanageable, and she is concerned not only about his unruly behavior at home but also his future school adjustment in that he is scheduled to start kindergarten in the fall. Dennis is the older of two children, and ...

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