Psychology of Criminal Behaviour: A Canadian Perspective by Ralph SerinPsychology of Criminal Behaviour: A Canadian Perspective by Ralph Serin

Psychology of Criminal Behaviour: A Canadian Perspective

byRalph Serin, Adelle Forth, Shelley Brown

Paperback | February 1, 2010

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It is essential for Criminal Behaviour students to have specific content on the Canadian criminal justice system, Canadian research and Canadian crime.  Criminal Behaviour and Psychology is very accessible, and has a focus on empirical research to support key theories and practice.  Contemporary themes are also highlighted to give this book a truly Canadian perspective.

Title:Psychology of Criminal Behaviour: A Canadian PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 1.05 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0135053803

ISBN - 13:9780135053805

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1                     Introduction: Crime in Canada

Chapter 2                     Theories of Crime: Biological and Evolutionary

Chapter 3                     Theories of Crime: Learning and Environment

Chapter 4                     Linking Theories to Practice

Chapter 5                     Developmental Issues: Juvenile Offending

Chapter 6                     Non-Violent Offending

Chapter 7                     Violent Offending: General Violence and Homicide

Chapter 8                     Family Violence

Chapter 9                     Sexual Offenders

Chapter 10                   Mentally Disordered Offenders

Chapter 11                   Female Offenders

Chapter 12                   Aboriginal Offenders


Appendix: Thinking about a Career in Corrections?



Name index

Subject Index


Editorial Reviews

This textbook does an excellent job of focusing on Canadian crime, the Canadian criminal justice system and Canadian research. This is one field where it is next to impossible to teach without specific information on Canadian society, the criminal justice system, laws, legal precedents and research done in the context of Canadian culture. –John S. Conklin, Camosun College   This text offers students a greater understanding of the origins of crime than any other textbook I have come across in the field.  — Julia Shaw, Waterloo