Criminal Motivations

Criminal Motivations
Author: Wayne Petherick
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128192690
ISBN 13: 9780128192696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Motivations Book Review:

Criminal Motivations specifically examines the motivations of those committing a crime. The work directly approaches the topic by reviewing various motivational typologies and frameworks rather than addressing the topic indirectly, as other works do. While various contributions to motivation are discussed, the book maintains the focus on the physical and psychological needs that drive and guide behavior. These topics have been addressed in other works on psychological aspects of criminality, however few include the motivations for offending as a central focus. The individual subjects covered are assembled to "tell a story" of motive in a linear and comprehensive fashion from the development of motive right through to individual motivational typologies used to understand motive in crime types and individual crimes. This volume serves as a reference to professionals in a variety of disciplines and a manual of instruction to university students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Focuses on the physical, social and psychological needs that drive and guide criminal behavior Covers motivational typologies and frameworks related to criminal motivations in a single source Written by an experienced, well respected current researcher author for anyone studying or practicing criminology, criminal justice or psychology

Serial Crime

Serial Crime
Author: Wayne Petherick
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2009-06-13
ISBN 10: 9780080961750
ISBN 13: 0080961754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Crime Book Review:

Serial Crime, Second Edition, examines serial predatory behavior and is divided into two main parts. Part one deals with behavioral profiling, and covers a variety of critical issues from the history of profiling and the theoretical schools of thought to its treatment in the mainstream media. This updated edition includes new sections on the problems of induction, metacognition in criminal profiling, and investigative relevance. Part two deals more specifically with a number of types of serial crime including stalking, rape, murder, and arson. Chapters on each of these crimes provide definitions and thresholds, and discussions of the offenders, the crime, and its dynamics. Considerations for behavioral profiling and investigations and the development of new paradigms in each area are interwoven throughout. Topics are conceptually and practically related since profiling has typically seen most application in serial crimes and similar investigations. The unique presentation of the book successfully connects the concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes—murder, sexual assault, and arson—something no other title does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is also new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with behavioral science to positively affect criminal investigations. * Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses * Illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes * Numerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, as well as highlighting a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime

Applied Crime Analysis

Applied Crime Analysis
Author: Wayne Petherick
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-12
ISBN 10: 0323296416
ISBN 13: 9780323296410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Crime Analysis Book Review:

Most approaches to crime analysis focus on geographical crime mapping, which is helpful in identifying crime clusters and allocating police resources, but does not explain why a particular crime took place. Applied Crime Analysis presents a model that brings statistical anchoring, behavioral psychopathology, and victimology from the social sciences together with physical and crime scene evidence to provide a complete picture of crime. This hands-on guide takes theoretical principles and demonstrates how they can be put into practice using real case examples. In addition to covering key topics such as staged crime scenes, false reports, and criminal motivations, the book’s includes a final chapter on report writing, showing readers how to use their findings to successfully advance to prosecution and succeed in court. Presents a model that takes social science concepts, including statistical anchoring, behavioral psychopathology, and victimology and connects them with crime scene evidence to examine and analyze crime Puts crime analysis theory into practice with real-world examples highlighting important concepts and best practice Includes a report writing chapter to demonstrate how this approach can strengthen criminal cases and succeed in court Instructor materials include a Test Bank, Powerpoint lecture slides, and Instructor's Guide for each chapter

Criminal Circumstance

Criminal Circumstance
Author: Pamela Wilcox,Kenneth C. Land,Scott A. Hunt
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780202365282
ISBN 13: 020236528X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Circumstance Book Review:

The main objective of this book is to propose an alternative criminal opportunity theory. The authors build upon social control and routine activities to develop a dynamic, multi-contextual criminal opportunity theory. Emphasizing the importance of contextual explanations of criminal acts, they propose two levels of analysis: individual and environmental. At each level, the theory pivots on three broad organizing constructs--offenders motivated to commit criminal acts, targets such as persons or property suitable as objects of criminal acts, and the presence or absence of individuals or other defensive mechanisms capable of serving as guardians against criminal acts. Crime is profoundly real, possessing qualities that make its occurrence and prevention pressing and persistent matters for individuals and societies. Theory, in contrast, is seen as highly abstract and removed from the seriousness of "real life." Theory almost seems to be a peculiar sport of an academic class. The practically minded, even some academic criminologists, are often perplexed by the seeming obsession some scholars have with theory, which, after all, is nothing more than an explanation of facts. The practically minded, seeing a compelling need to identify the crucial factors that could be used to predict and prevent crime, wonder why anyone would invest precious time and energy into speculating about the abstract, underlying details of why crime occurs when and where it does. The authors contend that every intervention, prevention, and policy is based on some theoretical explanation of the causes of human behavior. The improvement of interventions, preventions, and policies is thus directly related to the improvement of theoretical understandings of the abstract, underlying details of the causes of crime. The development of explanations of events, when properly done, is a crucial component to understanding and possibly improving the "real world." This work does just that.

Profiling and Serial Crime

Profiling and Serial Crime
Author: Wayne Petherick
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0124059015
ISBN 13: 9780124059016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Profiling and Serial Crime Book Review:

Profiling and Serial Crime examines the principles of behavioral profiling and then applies them to serial crime. This book is a completely revised and updated edition of an excellent text on behavioral profiling and serial crime. It provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses. Part I of the book deals with the history, crucial issues, methods, theory, and treatment in the mainstream media. Part II discusses serial crime in detail, including bullying, stalking, rape, murder, and arson. The title of this edition reflects the focus on profiling as well as serial crime and has been updated throughout with the latest research. New to this edition are five all-new chapters, including serial harassment and cyber-bullying and the motivations of victim and offender; two replacement chapters on serial rape and serial arson; enhanced pedagogy to keep students focused on what’s important; and new ancillary materials for both instructor and student. The book consists of ancillary online materials for instructors and students, including lecture slides, test bank and case studies. Numerous case examples are included to show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations. This book will appeal to professionals and students in criminal justice and forensic psychology programs, as well as those taking courses in criminal profiling, especially courses on serial crime. Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses Ancillary online materials for instructors and students, including lecture slides, test bank and case studies Numerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior
Author: Wayne Petherick,Grant Sinnamon
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 0128095776
ISBN 13: 9780128095775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior Book Review:

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Victim and Offenders Perspectives is not just another formulaic book on forensic psychology. Rather, it opens up new areas of enquiry to busy practitioners and academics alike, exploring topics using a practical approach to social deviance that is underpinned by frontier research findings, policy, and international trends. From the relationship between psychopathology and crime, and the characteristics of catathymia, compulsive homicide, sadistic violence, and homicide victimology, to adult sexual grooming, domestic violence, and honor killings, experts in the field provide insight into the areas of homicide, violent crime, and sexual predation. In all, more than 20 internationally recognized experts in their fields explore these and other topic, also including discussing youth offending, love scams, the psychology of hate, public threat assessment, querulence, stalking, arson, and cults. This edited work is an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in any capacity that intersects with offenders and victims of crime, public policy, and roles involving the assessment, mitigation, and investigation of criminal and antisocial behavior. It is particularly ideal for those working in criminology, psychology, law and law enforcement, public policy, and for social science students seeking to explore the nature and character of criminal social deviance. Includes twenty chapters across a diverse range of criminal and antisocial subject areas Authored by an international panel of experts in their respective fields that provide a multi-cultural perspective on the issues of crime and antisocial behavior Explores topics from both victim and offender perspectives Includes chapters covering research, practice, policy, mitigation, and prevention Provides an easy to read and consistent framework, making the text user-friendly as a ready-reference desktop guide

Where s the Action

Where s the Action
Author: Roger M. Kern
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:47206259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Homicide

Homicide
Author: Wayne Petherick,Natasha Petherick
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN 10: 0128125292
ISBN 13: 9780128125298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homicide Book Review:

Homicide examines the incidence and prevalence of homicide in major western nations, covering the biological, psychological and social roots of homicide from genetic and evolutionary perspectives, but also considering emotions and the influence of peers. Different types of homicide are discussed, with final chapters covering tactics for investigation and homicide prevention. Students and instructors in the areas of forensic science, sociology, criminology, psychology, psychiatry, justice and criminal justice at the university level will find this book to be a comprehensive resource, as will those researching homicide and related topics. Provides an up-to-date examination of homicide, including rates, causes and responses to from an international point-of-view Includes multiple homicide types (serial, spree and mass), ideological homicide, and domestic and sexual homicide, amongst others Uses historical and current research and theory on homicide from around the world

Sexual Homicide Patterns and Motives Paperback

Sexual Homicide  Patterns and Motives  Paperback
Author: John E. Douglas,Ann W. Burgess,Robert K. Ressler
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 1439118310
ISBN 13: 9781439118313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Homicide Patterns and Motives Paperback Book Review:

Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better information about these men: their crime scene patterns, violent acts, and above all, their motivations for committing these shocking and repetitive murders. This authoritative book represents the data, findings, and implications of a long-term F.B.I.-sponsored study of serial sex killers. Specially trained F.B.I. agents examined thirty-six convicted, incarcerated sexual murderers to build a valuable new bank of information which reveals the world of the serial sexual killer in both quantitative and qualitative detail. Data was obtained from official psychiatric and criminal records, court transcripts, and prison reports, as well as from extensive interviews with the offenders themselves. Featured in this book is detailed information on the F.B.I.'s recently developed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP) and a sample of an actual VICAP Crime Analysis Report Form.

Crime and the Economy

Crime and the Economy
Author: Richard Rosenfeld,Steven F Messner
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2013-03-13
ISBN 10: 1446281043
ISBN 13: 9781446281048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime and the Economy Book Review:

In this unique and timely book, two of the world's leading criminologists explore the connections between crime and economic conditions. The authors skilfully draw on influential criminological theories to formulate an original "institutional" perspective. This perspective sheds light on the complex ways in which levels and forms of crime reflect the structure and functioning of the economy in advanced capitalist societies. The book offers a readable, interesting and accessible analysis, addressing an array of different criminal activities, including: - violent crime - drug crime - white-collar crime - organised crime - fraud - corporate crime. Crime and the Economy is written with clarity and flair. Technical terms, where used, are fully explained; relevant examples punctuate the discussion; and key points are supported by graphs and diagrams. It is essential reading for undergraduates, graduate students, and academics in criminology and sociology.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology
Author: Robert D. Morgan
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1904
Release: 2019-04-25
ISBN 10: 1506353355
ISBN 13: 9781506353357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology Book Review:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology will be a modern, interdisciplinary resource aimed at students and professionals interested in the intersection of psychology (e.g., social, forensic, clinical), criminal justice, sociology, and criminology. The interdisciplinary study of human behavior in legal contexts includes numerous topics on criminal behavior, criminal justice policies and legal process, crime detection and prevention, eyewitness identification, prison life, offender assessment and rehabilitation, risk assessment and management, offender mental health, community reintegration, and juvenile offending. The study of these topics has been increasing continually since the late 1800s, with people trained in many legal professions such as policing, social work, law, academia, mental health, and corrections. This will be a comprehensive work that will provide the most current empirical information on those topics of greatest concern to students who desire to work in these fields. This encyclopedia is a unique reference work that looks at criminal behavior primarily through a scientific lens. With over 500 entries the book brings together top empirically driven researchers and clinicians across multiple fields—psychology, criminology, social work, and sociology—to explore the field.

Forensic Victimology

Forensic Victimology
Author: Brent E. Turvey,Wayne Petherick
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2010-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780080920719
ISBN 13: 0080920713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Victimology Book Review:

This new textbook provides students with the basic principles and practice standards of forensic victimology--the scientific study of victims for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. It provides case-based coverage with original insights into the role that victimology plays in the justice system, moving beyond the traditional theoretical approaches already available. The purpose of this textbook is to distinguish the investigative and forensic aspects of victim study as a necessary adjunct to the field of victimology. It identifies forensic victimologists in the investigative and forensic communities and provides them with methods and standards of practice needed to be of service. This book is intended to educate students on the means and rationale for performing victimological assessments with a scientific mindset. Forensic Victimology is designed specifically for teaching the practical aspects of this topic, with “hands on real-life case examples. Applied victimology for students and caseworkers performing objective examinations as opposed to theoretical victimology that studies victim groups and crime statistics. First ever textbook detailing a mandate, scope and methods for forensic victimologist practitioners. Provides a critical / scientific counterbalance to existing mainstream texts approaching general victimology with a pro-victim bias. Written by practitioners of forensic victimology in the investigative, forensic, mental health, and academic communities.

Motivations and Possible Actions of Potential Criminal Adversaries of U S Nuclear Programs

Motivations and Possible Actions of Potential Criminal Adversaries of U S  Nuclear Programs
Author: Rand Corporation,Gail V. Bass
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 82
Release: 1980
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105017336392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivations and Possible Actions of Potential Criminal Adversaries of U S Nuclear Programs Book Review:

A report intended to help officials responsible for nuclear security to establish more effective systems for protecting against nuclear crimes, by drawing plausible inferences about actions and targets that adversaries are likely to prefer. Three categories of motivation are considered: ideological, economic, and personal. Possible criminals include, among others, psychotics, religious and philosophical fanatics, professional criminals, environmental extremists, political terrorists, adolescent pranksters, and disgruntled or self-seeking employees. Their crimes may range all the way from empty hoaxes to theft, sabotage, direct attack, and the holding of nuclear material or weapons for ransom or extortion. The report includes a matrix that identifies the most likely combinations of adversaries and actions, and indicates crimes that have already occurred or may have occurred.

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making
Author: Jean-Louis van Gelder,Henk Elffers,Danielle Reynald,Daniel S Nagin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 1135123101
ISBN 13: 9781135123109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making Book Review:

Research and theorizing on criminal decision making has not kept pace with recent developments in other fields of human decision making. Whereas criminal decision making theory is still largely dominated by cognitive approaches such as rational choice-based models, psychologists, behavioral economists and neuroscientists have found affect (i.e., emotions, moods) and visceral factors such as sexual arousal and drug craving, to play a fundamental role in human decision processes. This book examines alternative approaches to incorporating affect into criminal decision making and testing its influence on such decisions. In so doing it generalizes extant cognitive theories of criminal decision making by incorporating affect into the decision process. In two conceptual and ten empirical chapters it is carefully argued how affect influences criminal decisions alongside rational and cognitive considerations. The empirical studies use a wide variety of methods ranging from interviews and observations to experimental approaches and questionnaires, and treat crimes as diverse as street robbery, pilfering, and sex offences. It will be of interest to criminologists, social psychologists, judgment and decision making researchers, behavioral economists and sociologists alike.

Acid Crime

Acid Crime
Author: Matt Hopkins,Lucy Neville,Teela Sanders
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 3030622967
ISBN 13: 9783030622961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acid Crime Book Review:

This book provides an authoritative overview of the contemporary phenomenon widely labelled as ‘acid attacks’. Although once thought of as a predominantly ‘gendered crime’, acid and other corrosive substances have been used in a range of violence crimes. This book explores the historical use of corrosives in crime, legal definitions of such attacks, the contexts in which corrosives are used, victim characteristics, offender motivations for carrying and decanting corrosives, and preventative strategies. Data is drawn from the international literature and the analysis of primary data collected in the UK (which is thought to have one of the highest rates of acid attacks in the world) from interviews with over 20 convicted offenders and from police case files relating to over 1,000 crimes involving corrosive substances. This book adds significantly to the international literature on weapons carrying and use, which to date has predominantly focused around the possession and use of guns and knives.

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime
Author: Eoghan Casey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 807
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0123742684
ISBN 13: 9780123742681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime Book Review:

"Digital Evidence and Computer Crime" provides the knowledge necessary to uncover and use digital evidence effectively in any kind of investigation. This completely updated edition provides the introductory materials that new students require, and also expands on the material presented in previous editions to help students develop these skills.

Child Abuse and Neglect

Child Abuse and Neglect
Author: India Bryce,Yolande Robinson,Wayne Petherick
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2019-02-02
ISBN 10: 0128153458
ISBN 13: 9780128153451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Child Abuse and Neglect Book Review:

Child Abuse and Neglect: Forensic Issues in Evidence, Impact and Management provides an overview of all aspects of child abuse and neglect, approaching the topic. from several viewpoints. First, child abuse is considered from both victimization and offending perspectives, and although empirical scholarship informs much of the content, there is applied material from international experts and practitioners in the field—from policing, to child safety and intelligence. The content is presented to align with university semester timetables in three parts, including 1) Typologies, methods and platforms for abuse, 2) Impacts and prevention, and (3) Issues surrounding recognition and management of child abuse. This book fills a void in the available university-level classroom-targeted literature, promoting the inclusion of child abuse as a standalone subject within university curricula. As such, readership includes undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and wider scholarship, as well as practitioners; including those from psychology, criminology, criminal justice and law enforcement. Presents an up-to-date approach that tackles child abuse from several viewpoints Includes typologies, risk and protective factors, recognition, responses, biopsychosocial outcomes, public policy, prevention, institutional abuse, children and corrections, treatment and management, and myths and fallacies Provides information on significant advances in knowledge areas, such as disclosure, the neurological effects of child abuse and neuroplasticity, and online and virtual child abuse

Criminology For Dummies

Criminology For Dummies
Author: Steven Briggs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN 10: 1119773202
ISBN 13: 9781119773207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminology For Dummies Book Review:

Explore the world of crime and punishment Police, forensics, and detective stories dominate our TV screens and bookshelves—from fictional portrayals such as Silence of the Lambs and Law and Order to lurid accounts of real-life super-criminals like Pablo Escobar and Al Capone. As well as being horribly fascinating, knowledge of what makes criminals tick is crucial to governments, who spend billions of dollars each year trying to keep their people safe. Criminology brings disciplines like psychology, biology, and economics together to help police and society solve crimes—and to prevent them before they even happen. The new edition of Criminology For Dummies shines a light into the dark recesses of the criminal mind and goes behind-the-scenes with society’s response to crime, putting you right on the mean streets with cops and criminals alike. Along the way, you’ll learn everything a rookie needs to survive, including basic definitions of what a crime is and how it’s measured; common criminal motivations, thinking, and traits; elementary crime-solving techniques; the effects on and rights of victims; and more. Understand types of crime, from white-collar to organized to terror attacks Follow law-enforcement officials and agencies as they hunt the bad guys Meet key players in criminal justice and see how and why the guilty are punished Check out jobs in the field Whether you plan to enter the criminal justice field or just want to know more about what turns some people to the dark side—and how the thin blue line fights back—this is your perfect guide to criminology basics.

Women s Crimes Criminology and Corrections

Women s Crimes  Criminology  and Corrections
Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2014-04-14
ISBN 10: 1478622245
ISBN 13: 9781478622246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Crimes Criminology and Corrections Book Review:

Historically, women have been an afterthought in criminal justice policymaking and the criminological enterprise. The study of criminology has largely been the study of criminal men, because women commit less crime than men. More recently, criminologists have paid increased attention to the population of female offenders, partly because of their growing numbers and partly because of the tens of thousands of children affected by having their mothers in prison or on supervised release. The recent attention, however, has not necessarily been a good thing for women, who are much more likely to be formally prosecuted and incarcerated today than in decades past. This policy shift has come about partly because of misinformed policies implemented to “help” women, and partly because of shifts in theorists’ beliefs and public perceptions that women and men are similar in their criminal motivations and should, therefore, be treated similarly. The controversy surrounding this perception is the focus of this book. To better comprehend the challenges facing women in the criminal justice system, the author (a winner of the Bruce Smith Sr. Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) employs research findings and statistics to: describe the prevalence and patterns of women’s crimes; review criminological theories, specifically examining how well they explain female criminality; understand female juvenile offenders, reviewing crime rates, theories relating to female delinquency, and detention-related issues; look inside the women’s prison to better understand female prisoners and their world; examine classification and programming issues—particularly the impact of gender-specific programming; and explore the problems experienced by women upon release and the related issue of women’s recidivism.

Crime Prevention

Crime Prevention
Author: Daniel Gilling
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-10-05
ISBN 10: 1135364516
ISBN 13: 9781135364519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Prevention Book Review:

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.