Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach, 12th edition

  • Curt R. Bartol
  • Anne M. Bartol


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For courses in criminal behavior, criminology, and forensic psychology.

A comprehensive psychological approach to criminal and antisocial behavior.

Building on a tradition of excellence, Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach is accurate, well-researched, contemporary, and comprehensive. It offers a detailed look at crime, what may lead to it, and how criminal behavior may be prevented – all from a psychological perspective. With a focus on serious crimes, particularly those involving violence, this text offers an all-inclusive look at a very complex field through effective and engaging material. The 12th Edition features increased coverage of contemporary issues, including bias and hate crimes, human trafficking, sexual assault, cyberbullying, and mass killings.

Table of contents

  1. Introduction to Criminal Behavior
  2. Origins of Criminal Behavior: Developmental Risk and Protective Factors
  3. Origins of Criminal Behavior: Biological/Neurological Factors
  4. Origins of Criminal Behavior: Learning and Situational Factors
  5. Human Aggression and Violence
  6. Juvenile Delinquency
  7. Psychopathy
  8. Crime and Mental Disorders
  9. Homicide, Assault, and Intimate Partner and Family Violence
  10. Multiple Murder, School, and Workplace Violence
  11. Psychology of Modern Terrorism
  12. Sexual Assault
  13. Sexual Assault of Children and Youth
  14. Burglary, Home Invasions, Thefts, and "White-Collar" Offenses
  15. Violent Economic Crime, Cybercrime, and Crimes of Intimidation

Published by Pearson (March 6th 2020) - Copyright © 2021