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This second edition retains all the strengths of the first while adding fresh insight to contemporary issues. Craig Webber’s knowledge of the field and his openness to a wide range of approaches has resulted in an indispensable guide to criminological psychology. Psychology & Crime provides a lively, thought provoking and authoritative introduction to a rapidly growing area and succeeds in stretching thinking beyond current orthodoxies.
Craig Webber has achieved a rare feat; a book that connects psychology and crime in a way that honours the rich history of sociological approaches to crime with current insights from psychology. It reads well, is well structured and combines the fields of criminology and psychology in a most engaging fashion. The many students who take a combination of psychology with criminology will thank him for this book.
Praise for the previous edition:
Criminologists have been waiting a very long time for a psychology of crime that speaks their language. Finally it has arrived. Craig Webber brings together a wealth of psychological research that students of criminology ignore at their peril. He also documents the significant in-roads criminologists are now making with regard to matters of the mind too often treated as 'off-limits' by many social scientists, psychologists included.
Dr David Gadd
A detailed and contemporary consideration of forensic psychology, incorporating an impressive range of relevant research
Great book! Might be more useful for a graduate level course and I will likely assign for a Masters-level course next year.
A beneficial book, which provides the student with an insight into the thinking and behaviour of people involved in Crime. The author has created a book which is beneficial to new students and those with more academic experience.
Useful up to date text to support probation trainees' learning. The chapters on gang psychology and terrorism will assist additional focus on these areas.
Some useful considerations that help inform a broad understanding
This book was adopted as additional reading for learners. It provides the learners with a greater knowledge base on studies and theories relating to criminal behaviour. It is laid out well and learners have used it to find information which they then elaborate on through additional research.
An excellent text that provides students with a rounded overview of psychology and crime.