The past quarter-century has witnessed a dramatic upsurge of violent crime. This is the first handbook to systematically and comprehensively examine current psychological approaches with violent criminal offenders. An internationally recognized group of contributors addresses such topics as the major theoretical perspectives on violent crime, violence committed by children and youth, homicide, sexual deviance and assault, and family violence.
Table of Contents
Overview and Theoretical Perspectives: Overview; A. Bricklin, et al. Sociological Theories of Violence; S.K. Steinmetz. Behavioral Perspectives on Violent Behavior; M.T. Nietzel, et al. Psychodynamic Theories; H.D. Lerner. Violent Crime by Children and Adolescents: Firesetting in Children and Youth;D.J. Kolko. Adolescent Sex Offenders; J.A. Hunter, Jr. Child and Adolescent Homicide; D.G. Cornell.Homicide: Serial Murder and Sexual Homicide; W.C. Myers, A.W. Burgess. Making Sense of Mass Murder; J. Levin, J.A. Fox. Women Who Kill; J.I. Warren, J. Kovnick. Sexual Deviance and Assault:Paraphilias; N. McConaghy. Rape; W.L. Marshall, et al. Child Sexual Molestation; R.A. Prentky. Family Violence: Adolescent Victims and Intergenerational Issues in Sexual Abuse; D.B. Hecht, D.J. Hansen.Child Physical Abuse and Neglect; J.E. Warner-Rogers, et al. Relationship Aggression Between Partners;A. Rosenbaum, P.J. Gearan. Special Topics: Arson and Fire-Related Crimes Factors; A.D. Sapp, et al. A Neurological Perspective; F.A. Elliott. Psychiatric Assessment of the Violent Offender; O. Kausch, P.J. Resnick. 5 Additional Chapters. Author Index. Subject Index.