Understanding violent criminals : insights from the front lines of law enforcement / David J. Thomas.
Contributor(s): Gale (Firm).Series: Gale eBooks.Forensic psychology (Santa Barbara, Calif.): Description: 1 online resource (xii, 220 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781440829260 (electronic book).Subject(s): Criminal psychology | Violent crimes -- Psychological aspectsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding violent criminals.DDC classification: 364.3 Online resources: Available via Gale eBooks. Click here to access
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Theories of crime -- 2. Murder -- 3. Rape and sexual serial homicide -- 4. Crimes against children -- 5. Human trafficking -- 6. Arson -- 7. Gangs -- 8. Robbery -- 9. Victimology -- 10. Conclusion.
In this book, readers are given access to excerpts from police interviews for each spotlighted crime in the case studies, offering an inside look at the motivations of the criminal. The case studies include examples of arson, crimes against children, gang violence, human trafficking, murder, rape, and robbery. The work also explores the psychology associated with each crime, addresses evidence of corresponding personality types, and delves into victimology.
Description based on print version record.