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Violent Criminal Acts and Actors Revisited Paperback – March 1, 1997

ISBN-13: 978-0252066085 ISBN-10: 0252066081

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press (March 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0252066081
  • ISBN-13: 978-0252066085
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #779,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A brilliant extension of his earlier work." -- Norman K. Denzin, author of Hollywood Shot by Shot

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This author has written a very insightful book!
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Dr. Athen's work on the creation of violent criminals is groundbreaking in its scope and reach.
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I work as a prison psychologist in one of the most progressive systems in the United States.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Herb Goldsmith on April 2, 2000
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If you have any interest in violent criminal acts, criminal justice, chronic/acute criminal behavior from a treatment, control or academic perspective, this is a must read. I have spent 25 years researching, planning, and programming in this field and Dr. Athen's work has major implications across many domains. Whether or not you agree, after reading this book you will be left motivated and enlightened. I also recommend reading "Why They Kill" by Richard Rhodes either before or after reading this book.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Derek Grimmell on January 2, 2004
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that criminals and fools are allowed to post reviews here. Joyce Carol Oates is not a good source for information about criminals. I work as a prison psychologist in one of the most progressive systems in the United States. Lonnie Athens has done groundbreaking work which I have confirmed and extended in my own clinical work. I reject more than 90% of what the professional research literature tells me because the research methods are inadequate, the statistical methods are incorrect, or the conclusions go beyond the data. Athens is one of the few academics whom I follow carefully (others are the late Neil Jacobson and John Gottman). I would recommend that you ignore the review that gave this book 0 stars and investigate for yourself. Anything in which Lonnie Athens is involved is automatically worthy of careful reading.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 17, 2008
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Dr. Athen's work on the creation of violent criminals is groundbreaking in its scope and reach. I have read all of his books and the framework he proposes is one that offers many intersections for intervention before a violent person is created.
This is an intellectually challenging and exciting book. It should be read by anyone interested in creating a peaceful society and preventing inter-personal violence.
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