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NCJ Number: 62970 Find in a Library
Title: UNDERSTANDING AND CHANGING CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
Author(s): M J LILLYQUIST
Corporate Author: Prentice Hall
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 456
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A BROAD SPECTRUM OF APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING AND CHANGING CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (RANGING FROM BEHAVIOR AS A MANIFESTATION OF PERSONAL TO ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS) IS PRESENTED ALONG WITH A MODEL OF THE APPROACHES.
Abstract: PART I DISCUSSES (1) PERSON-CENTERED, SITUATION-CENTERED, AND INTERACTIONIST MODELS OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR; (2) THE ROLE OF PENOLOGY, CORRECTIONS, AND INTERVENTION AS THREE MODES OF RESPONSE TO CRIME; AND (3) THE ATTRIBUTION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR CRIME, INCLUDING PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS ATTICA INMATES FOLLOWING THE 1971 RIOT AND THE LOCUS RESPONSIBILITY FOR CRIME SCALE AND ITS APPLICATION. A SECOND SECTION OUTLINES PSYCHIATRIC AND MEDICAL APPROACHES IN INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT; COUNSELING AND OTHER NONMEDICAL APPROACHES; CONCEPTS OF THE SELF AND EGO PSYCHOLOGY, INCLUDING TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS; CONCEPTS OF REALITY AND CRIME AS SHOWN IN GLASSER'S REALITY THERAPY; AND DEVIANT VALUE SYSTEMS INCLUDING THOSE OF A WHITE COLLAR CRIMINAL AND THE MANSON FAMILY. ALSO DISCUSSED ARE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES IN TREATMENT (PERSONAL GROWTH GROUPS AND GROUP THERAPY, THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITIES, AND FAMILY THERAPY AND PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY IN PRISON COMMUNITIES). VARIOUS BEHAVIORAL LEARNING THEORIES ARE ALSO DESCRIBED AS ARE THE TYPES AND EFFECTIVENESS OF DETERRENCE AND THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY, ENVIRONMENT, AND CULTURE IN CRIME PREVENTION. THE FINAL CHAPTERS DISCUSS EVALUATION IN THE AREAS OF OFFENDER CLASSIFICATION, CORRECTIONAL TREATMENT PROGRAMS, AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS. REFERENCES AND A SUBJECT AND AUTHOR INDEX ARE ATTACHED. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Counseling; Crime prevention measures; Deterrence; Inmate Programs; Milieu therapy; Psychiatric services; Psychiatry; Psychology; Social psychology; Socioculture; Sociology
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