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Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach (8th Edition) Hardcover – February 18, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0132394215 ISBN-10: 0132394219 Edition: 8th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 784 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 8 edition (February 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132394219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132394215
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Curt R. Bartol has been a college professor for more than 30 years, teaching a wide variety of both undergraduate and graduate courses, including biopsychology, criminal behavior, juvenile delinquency, introduction to forensic psychology, social psychology, and psychology and law. He earned his PhD in Personality/Social Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1972. He was instrumental in creating and launching Castleton State College's graduate program in Forensic Psychology and served as its Director for 6 years. As a licensed clinical psychologist, he has been a consulting police psychologist to local, municipal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for nearly 25 years. He is also the Editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, the international journal of the American Association for Correctional Psychologists.

In addition to Introduction to Forensic Psychology, he has written Criminal Behavior: A Psychosocial Approach, now in its sixth edition, and coauthored, with Anne Bartol, Juvenile Delinquency: A Systems Approach, Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd edition), and Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd edition). He has published extensively in the field of forensic psychology.

 

Anne M. Bartol earned an MA and a PhD in Criminal Justice from State University of New York at Albany. She also holds an MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught criminal justice, sociology, and journalism courses over a 20-year college teaching career, primarily at Castleton State College, and has worked as a journalist and a social worker in child and adolescent protective services. In addition to Introduction to Forensic Psychology, she coauthored, with Curt Bartol, Juvenile Delinquency: A Systems Approach, Delinquency and Justice: A Psychosocial Approach (2nd edition), and Psychology and Law: Theory, Research, and Application (3rd edition). She has served as book review editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior and has published articles on women and criminal justice, rural courts, and the history of forensic psychology.

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I bought this book for my class at Ashford .
great buy
This latest edition of Criminal Behavior by Bartol & Bartol has proved to be very useful in the study of forensic psychology.
Jennifer Harris
Very informative and great book for resource.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. Bartel on November 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is absolutely awesome and comprehensive. I am working on my Master's in Forensic Psychology in an online forum, and this text is detailed and would actually be perfect for those working on an undergrad, but in the junior or senior level courses. The authors are excellent at addressing concepts and tying them back to previously mentioned areas of relevance.

Laura B.
Houston, Texas
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By Kristin Allen on October 18, 2013
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I used this book for school, but after the class was over, I was able to use it as a reference for almost all of my other Criminal Justice classes. I cited it in essays and projects, even using it in my Capstone (mini-thesis). Still have it on my bookshelf, and I graduated last year with my BA.
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By splenda on August 30, 2013
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I bought this for a class I took. It was actually for helpful and interesting to read. I kept it after my class ended. It provides insight into areas I never understood. Very informative and great book for resource.
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By terrri andersen on January 30, 2013
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This was a required book for my criminal profiling class and found it to be very useful. Good information throughout the book.
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By sleepyshepherd on October 22, 2011
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This book cost a pretty penny new and even used the price was in the upper brackets of cost; I found my copy at Amazon for a reasonable price and the condition was surprisingly much better than I expected!
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr Smith on September 2, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This was required for a graduate course for me. It's a decent text, very similar to the two or three other texts by the same authors I've had to read for my course of study. There are some concepts which are particular to this text which I did not see in their others, but overall it was just kind of "meh" to me.

Some topics are glossed over, in particular I was disappointed in their discussion of profiling. While there is a reference to the work of Turvey in that section, the context implied the authors were not very familiar with his work, or chose to focus on more "popular" realms of thought on the topic.

For the undergraduate student I might recommend this text, or to someone just beginning to enter the field of psychology, criminal psychology, or forensic psychology, but to the seasoned graduate student or practitioner I would not.
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