The Psychology Of Criminal And Antisocial Behavior: Victim And Offender Perspectives

Paperback | January 4, 2017

byWayne PetherickEditorGrant Sinnamon

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The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Victim and Offenders Perspectivesis not just another formulaic book on forensic psychology. Rather, it opens up new areas of enquiry to busy practitioners and academics alike, exploring topics using a practical approach to social deviance that is underpinned by frontier research findings, policy, and international trends.

From the relationship between psychopathology and crime, and the characteristics of catathymia, compulsive homicide, sadistic violence, and homicide victimology, to adult sexual grooming, domestic violence, and honor killings, experts in the field provide insight into the areas of homicide, violent crime, and sexual predation. In all, more than 20 internationally recognized experts in their fields explore these and other topic, also including discussing youth offending, love scams, the psychology of hate, public threat assessment, querulence, stalking, arson, and cults.

This edited work is an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in any capacity that intersects with offenders and victims of crime, public policy, and roles involving the assessment, mitigation, and investigation of criminal and antisocial behavior. It is particularly ideal for those working in criminology, psychology, law and law enforcement, public policy, and for social science students seeking to explore the nature and character of criminal social deviance.



  • Includes twenty chapters across a diverse range of criminal and antisocial subject areas
  • Authored by an international panel of experts in their respective fields that provide a multi-cultural perspective on the issues of crime and antisocial behavior
  • Explores topics from both victim and offender perspectives
  • Includes chapters covering research, practice, policy, mitigation, and prevention
  • Provides an easy to read and consistent framework, making the text user-friendly as a ready-reference desktop guide

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The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Victim and Offenders Perspectivesis not just another formulaic book on forensic psychology. Rather, it opens up new areas of enquiry to busy practitioners and academics alike, exploring topics using a practical approach to social deviance that is underpinned by frontier research findi...

Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne's areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:632 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 4, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128092874

ISBN - 13:9780128092873

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Psychopathology as a Mediator of Antisocial and Criminal Behavior

Chapter 2. Catathymia and Compulsive Homicide: A Psychological Perspective

Chapter 3. Victimology and Predicting Victims of Personal Violence

Chapter 4. Threat and Violence Intervention: Influenced by Victim and Offender Perspectives

Chapter 5. Profiling in Violent Crimes: The Perpetrator and the Victim in Cases of Filicide

Chapter 6. Risk Assessment in Youth Justice: A Child-Centered Approach to Managing Interventions

Chapter 7. Reciprocity and Exchange: Perspectives of Male Victims of Family Violence

Chapter 8. Stalking

Chapter 9. Stalking Public Figures: The Fixated Loner

Chapter 10. Circumscribing Cyberbullying: Toward a Mutual Definition and Characterizations of Aggression, Assault, and Recklessness via Telecommunications Technology

Chapter 11. Domestic Violence: Psychological Issues Related to the Victim and Offender

Chapter 12. Honor Killings and Domestic Violence: The Same or Different?

Chapter 13. Homicide in Australia

Chapter 14. Victims of Child Sexual Abuse: The Psychology of Victims

Chapter 15. Child Sexual Offenders: The Psychology of Offending

Chapter 16. The Psychology of Adult Sexual Grooming: Sinnamon's Seven-Stage Model of Adult Sexual Grooming

Chapter 17. Searching for the Spectrum of the Querulous

Chapter 18. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding Internet Love Scams: Implications for Law Enforcement

Chapter 19. Firesetters: A Review of Theory, Facts, and Treatment

Chapter 20. Cults