Criminal Behavior : A Psychological Approach


Criminal Behavior : A Psychological Approach



By Curt R. Bartol, and Anne M. Bartol (former College at Brockport faculty member).

Accurate, researched-based, contemporary, and comprehensive: Criminal Behavior: A Psychological Approach, Tenth Edition, builds on the excellence established in previous editions. The text offers a detailed look at crime, what may lead to it, and how criminal behavior may be prevented, all from a psychological perspective. Focusing on serious crimes, particularly those involving violence, Criminal Behavior offers a comprehensive look at this complex field with effective and engaging material that has been classroom-tested for over thirty years.



Publication Date


Publication Information

Boston : Pearson, c2014.

xxiii, 644 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


Criminal Procedure | Other Psychology


Criminal Justice


Located in Drake Library at: HV6080 .B37 2014

CONTENTS: Introduction to criminal behavior -- Origins of criminal behavior: developmental risk factors -- Origins of criminal behavior: biological factors -- Origins of criminal behavior: learning and situational factors -- Human aggression and violence -- Juvenile delinquency -- Criminal psychopathy -- Crime and mental disorders -- Homicide, assault, and family violence -- Multiple murder, school violence, and workplace violence -- Psychology of terrorism -- Sexual assault -- Sexual assault of children and youth and other sexual offenses -- Property crime -- Violent economic crime and crimes of intimidation -- Substance abuse, alcohol, and crime.

Criminal Behavior : A Psychological Approach