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Profiling and Serial Crime, Third Edition: Theoretical and Practical Issues

Profiling and Serial Crime, Third Edition: Theoretical and Practical Issues Lowest new price: $65.65
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Author: Wayne Petherick

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

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Criminal & Behavioral Profiling

Criminal & Behavioral Profiling Lowest new price: $54.90
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Author: Curtis R. Bartol
Brand: Brand: SAGE Publications, Inc

Criminal and Behavioral Profiling, by well-established authors Curt and Anne Bartol, presents a realistic and empirically-based look at the theory, research, and practice of modern criminal profiling. Designed for use in a variety of criminal justice and psychology courses, the book delves into the process of identifying distinctive behavioral tendencies, geographical locations, demographic and biographical descriptors of an offender (or offenders), and sometimes personality traits, based on characteristics of the crime. Timely literature and case studies from the rapidly growing international research in criminal profiling help students understand the best practices, major pitfalls, and psychological concepts that are key to this process.

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Classic Case Studies in Psychology: Third edition

Classic Case Studies in Psychology: Third edition Lowest new price: $31.00
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Author: Geoff Rolls
Brand: Routledge

The human mind is both extraordinary and compelling. But this is more than a collection of case studies; it is a selection of stories that illustrate some of the most extreme forms of human behaviour. From the leader who convinced his followers to kill themselves to the man who lost his memory; from the boy who was brought up as a girl to the woman with several personalities, Geoff Rolls illustrates some of the most fundamental tenets of psychology. Each case study has provided invaluable insights for scholars and researchers, and amazed the public at large. Several have been the inspiration for works of fiction, for example the story of Kim Peek, the real Rain Man.

This new edition features three new case studies, including the story of Charles Decker, who was tried for the attempted murder of two people but acquitted on the basis of a neurological condition, and Dorothy Martin, whose persisting belief in an impending alien invasion is an illuminating example of cognitive dissonance. In addition, each case study is contextualized with more typical behaviour, while the latest thinking in each sub-field is also discussed.

Classic Case Studies in Psychology is accessibly written and requires no prior knowledge of psychology, just an interest in the human condition. It is a book that will amaze, sometimes disturb, but above all enlighten its readers.

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  • Routledge

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Handbook of Psychopathy, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychopathy, Second Edition Lowest new price: $82.70
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Widely considered the go-to reference--and now extensively revised with over 65% new material--this authoritative handbook surveys the landscape of current knowledge on psychopathy and addresses essential clinical and applied topics. Leading researchers explore major theoretical models; symptomatology and diagnostic subtypes; assessment methods; developmental pathways; and causal influences, from genes and neurobiology to environmental factors. The volume examines manifestations of psychopathy in specific populations as well as connections to antisocial behavior and recidivism. It presents contemporary perspectives on prevention and treatment and discusses special considerations in clinical and forensic practice.
 
New to This Edition
*Extensively revised with more than a decade's theoretical, empirical, and clinical advances.
*Many new authors and topics.
*Expanded coverage of phenotypic facets, with chapters on behavioral disinhibition, callous–unemotional traits, and boldness.
*Chapters on DSM-5, clinical interviewing, cognitive and emotional processing, and serial murder.
*Significantly updated coverage of etiology, assessment methods, neuroimaging research, and adult and juvenile treatment approaches. 

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Forensic Psychology For Dummies

Forensic Psychology For Dummies Lowest new price: $10.98
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Author: David V. Canter
Brand: imusti

A fascinating guide on the psychology of crime

Thinking of a career that indulges your CSI fantasies? Want tounderstand the psychology of crime? Whether studying it for thefirst time or an interested spectator, Forensic Psychology ForDummies gives you all the essentials for understanding thisexciting field, complemented with fascinating case examples fromaround the world.

Inside you'll find out why people commit crime, how psychologyhelps in the investigative process, the ways psychologists workwith criminals behind bars - and how you too can become a forensicpsychologist. You'll discover what a typical day is like for aforensic psychologist, how they work with the police to buildoffender profiles, interview suspects or witnesses, and detectlies!

  • Covers the important role psychology plays in assessingoffenders
  • Explains how psychology is applied in the courtroom
  • Explains complicated psychology concepts in easy-to-understandterms

If you're a student considering taking forensic psychology orjust love to learn about the science behind crime, ForensicPsychology For Dummies is everything you need to getup-to-speed on this fascinating subject.

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  • John Wiley Sons

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Reunification Family Therapy: A Treatment Manual

Reunification Family Therapy: A Treatment Manual Lowest new price: $49.83
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Author: Jan Faust

A unique, succinct treatment manual based on evidence-based approaches to repairing parent child relationships

Childhood problems are often related to and exacerbated by the disintegration of the family structure, whether through parental separation and divorce, military service, or incarceration. Reunification therapy is a therapeutic process incorporating different empirically based methods (CBT, humanistic, and systemic) to help repair relationships between parents and children and restore not only physical contact but also meaningful social, emotional, and interpersonal exchanges between parents and children.

This unique manual, bringing together the vast experience of the author, outlines the many situations many families currently face and why the need for reunification therapy exists. The therapist works firstly with the individual family members and then with all family members in conjoint sessions.

The manual expertly guides clinicians through pretreatment decisions and processes to enable them to decide where, when, and in what form reunification therapy is appropriate, taking into account ethical, legal, and special family issues. Detailed chapters outline the structure and issues for the individual and conjoint sessions, as well as a step-bystep treatment plan template. Additional tools in the Appendix enable clinicians to monitor and effectuate change.

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Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation

Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems: Family-Based Interventions for Resistance, Rejection, and Alienation Lowest new price: $40.77
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In recent years there has been heightened interest in the clinical and legal management of families in which children resist contact with one parent and become aligned with the other following divorce. Families affected by these dynamics require disproportionate resources and time from mental health and legal professionals, and cases require a specialized clinical approach. Traditional models of individual and family therapy are not designed to address these issues, and strategies and resources for mental health and legal professionals have been extremely limited.

Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems describes interventions for families experiencing a high conflict divorce impasse where a child is resisting contact with a parent. It examines in detail one such intervention, the Overcoming Barriers approach, involving the entire family and combining psycho-education and clinical intervention. The book is divided into two parts: Part I presents an overview of parental alienation, including clinical approaches and a critical analysis of the many challenges associated with traditional outpatient family-based interventions. Part II presents the Overcoming Barriers approach, describing core aspects of the intervention and ways to adapt its clinical techniques to outpatient practice. Overcoming Parent-Child Contact Problems is geared toward mental health clinicians and legal professionals who work with families in high conflict and where a child resists visitation with a parent.

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Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Second Edition

Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Second Edition Lowest new price: $83.62
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Author: Michael G. Haag
Brand: imusti

Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Second Edition, offers a thorough explanation of matters from simple to complex to help the reader understand the factors surrounding ballistics, trajectory, and shooting scenes.

Forensic scientists, law enforcement, and crime scene investigators are often tasked with reconstruction of events based on crime scene evidence, along with the subsequent analysis of that evidence. The use and misuse of firearms to perpetrate crimes from theft to murder necessitates numerous invitations to reconstruct shooting incidents. The discharge of firearms and the behavior of projectiles create many forms of physical evidence that, through proper testing and interpretation by a skilled forensic scientist, can establish what did and what did not occur.

Written by the world's most well-respected shooting scene and ballistics experts, the book addresses the terminology, science, and factors involved in reconstructing shooting incident events to solve forensic cases. It covers the full range of related topics including: the range from which a firearm was discharged; the sequence of shots in a multiple discharge shooting incident; the position of a firearm at the moment of discharge; and the position of a victim at the moment of impact. The probable flight path of a projectile and the manner in which a firearm was discharged are also discussed. Case studies illustrate real-world application of technical concepts, supported by over 200 full-color diagrams and photographs.

This book will be of value to practicing forensic scientists (firearm and toolmark examiners), ballistics experts, crime scene personnel, police departments, forensic consultants (generalists), attorneys and judges, medical examiners (coroners), and forensic pathologists.

  • Written by the most well-respected shooting scene and ballistics experts in the world
  • Contains over 200 full-color diagrams and photographs that support and illustrate key concepts
  • Case studies illustrate real-world application of technical concepts

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Fundamentals of Crime Mapping

Fundamentals of Crime Mapping Lowest new price: $57.50
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Author: Bryan Hill
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A Revised and Updated Edition of a Bestselling GIS Text

Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition walks readers through the research, theories, and history of geographic information systems used in law enforcement. Practical, comprehensive, and highly accessible, the revised and updated Second Edition of this bestselling text explains the day-to-day application of crime analysis for mapping. The text is packed with relevant real-world scenarios that contextualize key concepts and reflect actual crime patterns, trends, and series. Students will develop the skills to analyze and synthesize information and transition classroom-based knowledge to careers in the fast-growing field of law enforcement. Special topics discussed include current basic mapping terminology, crime trends in rural and urban areas, the major ecological theories of crime, geographic profiling, and empirical research using crime mapping tools.

The Second Edition incorporates all-new material, including new chapters on the basics of cartography and police methodologies and their impact on crime mapping, as well as all-new exercises using ArcGIS 10. Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition helps to equip any practitioner of crime mapping and its related fields with the tools and understanding necessary to meet the challenges of the day.

A DVD containing the data files to complete the exercises available within the printed text and the companion website are not included in the purchase of an eBook nor a used text.

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Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies

Learning From Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies Lowest new price: $10.00
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Author: Robert S. Weiss
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Learning From Strangers is the definitive work on qualitative research interviewing. It draws on Robert Weiss's thirty years of experience in interviewing and teaching others how to do it. The most effective interviews, says Weiss, rely on creating cooperation -- an open and trusting alliance between interviewer and respondent, dedicated to specific and honest accounts of both internal and external events. Against the eclectic background of his work in national sample surveys, studies based on semi-structured interviewing, and participant observation, Weiss walks the reader through the method of qualitative interview studies: sample selection, development of an interview guide, the conduct of the interview, analysis, and preparation of the data. Weiss gives examples of successful and less successful interviews and offers specific techniques and guidelines for the practitioner.

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