Violent Offenders

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy, And Practice Is A Compilation Of Original Scholarship From An Impressive List Of Applied And Academic Criminologists Who Are International Experts On Violent Offenders. Now In An Updated Third Edition, The Text Continues To Lead With Cutting-Edge Material On All Types Of Violent Offenders, Including Gangs, Serial Killers, Sex Offenders, Career Criminals, And Conventional Street Criminals. The Numerous Case Studies Featured Throughout The Text Have Been Updated To Reflect The Contemporary And Relevant Information That Students Encounter In News And Media. The Third Edition Also Features Six New Chapters On Current Highly-Debated Topics Including Violent Juvenile Offenders, Sexual Offenders As Well As Sex Offending Policy And Practice, And More Thought-Provoking Discussions. Violent Offenders Is An Engaging Text That Challenges Readers To Think Critically Of The Subject Not Only While Inside The Classroom, But Also In Their Everyday Lives As Consumers Of Daily News.

Features & Benefits

Features six NEW chapters on cutting-edge topics!
Updated case studies engage readers in current and relevant information on violent offenders
Features contributions from criminal justice practitioners who demonstrate how public policies and practice respond to violent offenders and their actions
Hands-on research and practitioner expertise illustrate today’s study of criminal predation
Provides clear explanations of how criminological theory relates to the formation of a criminal offender to help students understand the reasons behind a person’s violent actions
Instructor resources include a comprehensive Test Bank and Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format

Table of Contents

Part I Theory and Research
Chapter 1 The Importance of Violent Offenders to Criminology
Chapter 2 The Overlap of Violent Offending and Violent Victimization: Assessing the Evidence and Explanations
Chapter 3 Community Level Correlates of Crime
Chapter 4 Where I’m From: Criminal Predators and Their Environments
Chapter 5 Towards an Understanding of the Development of Chronic, Serious, and Violent Offending
Chapter 6 Still Psychopathic After All These Years
Chapter 7 The Behavioral Genetics of Predatory Criminal Behavior
Chapter 8 Vigilance, Violence, and Murder in Mateships
Chapter 9 Early Risk Factors for Homicide Offenders and Victims
Chapter 10 Generality of Deviance and Predation: Crime-Switching and Specialization Patterns in Persistent Sexual Offenders
Chapter 11 Comparing Women and Men Who Kill
Chapter 12 Female Sexual Offending
Chapter 13 Antisocial Trajectories of Sexual Aggressors of Women
Chapter 14 The Heterogeneity of Predatory Behaviors in Sexual Homicide
Chapter 15 Understanding Sexual Homicide Offending: Precrime Behavior and Decision-Making of Sexual Murderers
Part II Policy and Practice
Chapter 16 Focused Deterrence Strategies and the Reduction Gang and Group-Involved Violence
Chapter 17 Gang Involvement and Predatory Crime
Chapter 18 Arrested Today, Out Tomorrow: Patrol Officers’ Perceptions of a Broken Justice System
Chapter 19 Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders and Implications for Juvenile Justice Systems
Chapter 20 Sex Offending: Empirical Evidence and Policy and Practice
Chapter 21 Prosecuting Criminal Predators
Chapter 22 Alternative Adjudication Methods for Offenders with Mental Health Problems
Chapter 23 Violent Offenders: A Perspective on Dynamic Federal Supervision Practices
Chapter 24 Criminal Predatory Behavior in the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Chapter 25 Institutional Misconduct Among Capital Murderers
Chapter 26 Civil Commitment Laws for Sexual Predators
Chapter 27 Novel Techniques to Detect the Multiple-Event Murderer: An Exploration of a Researcher’s Field Notes
Chapter 28 Running to Stand Still? Reentry and Violent Offenders

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