Offering a unique and interdisciplinary focus on the roots of violence, Violent Crime: Clinical and Social Implications explores cutting-edge research on the etiology, nature, assessment, and treatment of individuals who commit violent crimes. This edited volume covers the foundations of criminal behavior, offers a balanced discussion of both environmental and biological research, and includes articles written by top researchers and scholars in the field. In Part I, Violent Crime examines the origins of violence, including family and other social factors, media violence, genetics, biochemistry, and head injuries. Part II delves into research on specific subgroups of offenders, including sex offenders, domestic violence perpetrators, murderers, and serial murderers. Part III focuses on issues related to victimology, prevention, and the treatment of violent offenders.

Key Features

Draws from a wide range of disciplines, including criminology, sociology, biology, medical science, genetics, clinical psychology, and psychiatry; Introduces students to cutting-edge research on genetic, biochemical, and traumatic brain injury-related causes and correlates of violent crime; Presents a systematic introduction to the current state of the field (and its likely future) through articles from leading researchers in the various subfields of violent crime; Includes case studies with salient, fascinating examples of actual crimes and criminals to help students understand key points; Offers an international focus, with authors from Canada, England, Greece, and Spain, as well as from the United States; Provides end-of-chapter learning aids, including summaries, discussion questions, Internet resources, and suggestions for further reading

A must-read for any student of criminological research, Violent Crime: Clinical and Social Implications can be used as a core or supplementary text in undergraduate and graduate courses on Violent Crime, Interpersonal Violence, and Social Deviance.

Violent Crime Research: An Introduction

Violent crime research: An introduction
ChristopherJ.Ferguson

On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman stabbed to death his wife and mother, then climbed the University of Texas at Austin clock tower, where he perpetrated one of the most famous mass murders in American history. He first clubbed to death a university receptionist; then he fired on a group of tourists who were climbing up the tower after him, killing two. Over the next several hours, Whitman, an ex-marine and student at the university, fired a high-powered rifle down on the campus below. Ultimately, 16 people died, including one of the officers who responded to the scene and the unborn child of a wounded female victim. Thirty-one people were wounded, several of whom experienced lifelong ...

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