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NCJ Number: 134182 Find in a Library
Title: Neuroses and Crime
Author(s): F Smart
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 198
Sponsoring Agency: Barnes and Noble College Bookstore
New York, NY 10003
Publication Number: ISBN 389-01360-9
Sale Source: Barnes and Noble College Bookstore
33 East 17th Street at Union Square
New York, NY 10003
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book demonstrates the possibilities that lie in the psychological treatment of offenders and the psychopathology of antisocial behavior that is revealed in long-term investigation and treatment.
Abstract: A brief history of crime study is followed by a discussion of the social, biological, and psychological etiology of crime. Several chapters describe normal human psychological development, inner sources of control and conditions for normal development, and factors which may interfere with normal development. Specific criminal manifestations of psychological disorders including sexual offenses, stealing, and arson are discussed. The aims and application of individual psychotherapy are outlined, followed by an examination of the principles in the application of treatment, the archetypal basis of treatment, and the factors that may determine the outcome of treatment. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Psychotherapy; Treatment offender matching
Index Term(s): Mental illness-crime relationships
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