Explanation, Prediction and Prevention
This book aims to investigate criminal recidivism, the process involved in continuing offending and in delaying desistance from a criminal career. It focuses on why, how and for how long an individual continues committing crimes and aims to explain both the development of a persistent criminal...
To Be Published June 5th 2015 by Willan
Explanatory Factors in Childhood and Adolescence
Epidemiological surveys have provided key information about the prevalence and degree of seriousness at different ages of a wide array of problem behaviors such as delinquency, substance use, early sexual involvement, and mental health disorders. Knowledge of the extent of these problems and...
Published December 19th 2014 by Psychology Press
Development and Prediction from Childhood to Adulthood
In this volume, top experts in the field of delinquency discuss the implications of the findings of the Pittsburgh Youth Study for current conceptualizations of antisocial behavior. Violence and Serious Theft is unique in that it combines the strengths of three disciplines to explain delinquency in...
Published June 9th 2014 by Routledge
Lost in Transition?
This latest volume in the Cambridge Criminal Justice Series focuses upon young adults and their treatment in the criminal justice system. The subject is very topical because there is increasing evidence that a rigid distinction between ‘youth’ and ‘adulthood’ is not appropriate in modern societies....
Published November 11th 2013 by Willan
Over the past decade, forensic psychology has grown rapidly as a subject, with an increasing number of forensic psychologists working in demanding roles in prisons, secure training facilities, and high, medium and low security healthcare facilities as well as other parts of the criminal justice...
Published June 13th 2008 by Willan
Crime prevention policy and practice is, on the whole, far from objective. Instead of being based on scientific evidence, the crime policy agenda is seemingly driven by political ideology, anecdotal evidence and programme trends. Evidence-Based Crime Prevention seeks to change this by...
Published March 28th 2002 by Routledge
The Psychology of Violence and Risk Assessment
Produced in response to the growing international demand for information, this book details the latest research in understanding and controlling violent and sexual offences. Increasing numbers of psychologists are now studying and working with offenders to the advancement of forensic...
Published October 6th 1994 by Routledge