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Description - The Psychology of Criminal Conduct by Ronald Blackburn

Taken from published reviews: " Dr Blackburn has written a
remarkably good book; indeed, the best book on the topic from
either side of the Atlantic I have read. the breadth of the author
s knowledge is nothing short of encyclopaedic. Not only psychology
developmental and social, as well as clinical but also psychiatry,
biology, philosophy, and law are addressed in this volume. Finally,
the book is written with clarity, economy, and a lucid style. It is
as inviting and user-friendly as any work of such complexity can
be. I hope that it will find its way into psychiatry residency
training programmes as well. It could do wonders for replacing
turf-battles with common ground." Criminal Behaviour & Mental
Health " The scholarly breadth and accuracy of this work are
remarkable. There seems to be no important contribution to our
psychological understanding of crime which Blackburn has omitted to
discuss, including those approaches from sociological and social
psychology which are frequently neglected in straightforward
psychological treatments. Moreover, all approaches are
intelligently and sympathetically discussed." Expert Evidence " The
volume is infused with the author s enthusiasm for a social
cognitive perspective on offending behaviour, but he also robustly
defends the utility of the notion of personality traits. Overall,
this book brings together a vast array of research and theory
examined from the perspective of the clinician involved with the
individual. It will almost certainly become the key background text
for post-graduate courses teaching forensic psychology and would be
a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any clinician with forensic
concerns." Clinical Psychology Forum " This is undoubtedly an
important book. The end result is a book of excellent quality,
which I recommend most warmly to clinical psychologists, and
indeed, to anybody who is interested in criminological psychology
." Behaviour Research and Therapy " This author is to be
congratulated for having produced this impressive volume. It
provides a comprehensive review which is critical yet
well-balanced. It assumes no prior familiarity with the field, and
specialists from many different disciplines will learn a great deal
from it." Criminal Law Review

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471961758
ISBN-10: 0471961752
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 154mm x 30mm)
Pages: 514
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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