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Criminal Psychology: A Beginner's Guide (Beginners Guide (Oneworld)) Paperback – January 2, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Beginners Guide (Oneworld)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld; 1 edition (January 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851684778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851684779
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,054,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Yarmey - University Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Guelph, Canada"A very readable book in everyday language that is interesting, comprehensive, and informative. Excellent and highly recommended."Mark Kebbell - Director of Forensic Psychology, School of Psychology, Griffith University, Australia"The authors have produced an outstanding book. They have accurately and comprehensively summarised what we currently know and, importantly, they outline what questions we need to answer in the future."

About the Author

Professor Ray Bull is Chair in Forensic Psychology at the University of Leicester. His co-authors are all lecturers at the University of Leicester.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Carol Deford on October 24, 2010
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When I bought this book, I thought I would be getting a basic breakdown of different types of offender behavior and the more prevalent psychiatric issues that one would see in the criminal psych field, with occasional views of how a variety of socio-economic factors influence the different types of crinimal behavior in the US. That's not the main purpose of this book. This book is primarily written for a UK audience (with brief references in every segment on how the subject is studied or researched in the US). The main purpose is to look at the many different types of work that criminal psychologists do and the environments in which they work; this book does a very good job of examining that. For those looking to enter into the criminal psych field, this would be very helpful. There are some portions that do look at offender behavior, but they are mostly high-level macro views of offender behavior without any in-depth examinations of "what makes the offender tick" (more along the lines of "what types of punishment are out there? Why? Do they really work?"). If you're looking for a book that's more focused on the psychology of offender behavior, this is not the best book for you.
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By Ted G. Byrd on July 31, 2014
Good book for someone in law enforcement or studying in criminal justice.
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3 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jan Gobiowski on February 8, 2010
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Beginners guides for students or jurnalists, everybody who are interested in criminal psychology.
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