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Description - Violent Crime by Christopher J. Ferguson

This edited volume is designed to cover both the foundations of criminal behavior as well as 'cutting edge' research on the etiology, nature, assessment, and treatment of individuals who commit violent crime. Interdisciplinary in nature, this text draws from research in clinical psychology, social psychology, criminal justice, medicine, and biology. Equal consideration is given to environmental and biological research into criminal behavior. Furthermore, this text takes a critical approach to the research with frank discussions of what is known and what is yet to be determined, and presents this material in a straightforward manner that will challenge students to think critically.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412959933
ISBN-10: 1412959934
Format: Paperback / softback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher J. Ferguson

Christopher J. Ferguson is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Psychology at Stetson University. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles on the topic of video game and other media violence. His research has generally not indicated significant associations with harmful outcomes in children due to media violence exposure. He has served as Guest Editor for two American Psychological Association journals on the topic of video games. In 2013, he was awarded an early-career scientist award from the Media Psychology division of the American Psychological Association. He lives near Orlando, Florida, with his wife and son.

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