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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Public Policy, and Practice provides the
latest information to help students understand the many different types of
violent offenders we hear about in the media daily, from homicide and sex
offenders to financial predators and street criminals to serial killers and
career criminals. The authors have compiled original scholarship from an
international collection of applied and academic criminologists to provide
students with a realistic and cutting-edge view of why people commit violent
crimes and how our criminal justice system, as a whole, responds to these
offenders and these violent acts. The text is divided into three sections. Part
one covers the theoretical and disciplinary foundations of the study of violent
behavior, spanning the disciplines of sociology, psychology, biology, and
neuroscience. Part two discusses empirical and topical linkages to
criminological subjects, including homicide offenders and victims, sex
offenders, and gang members. Part three explores public policy and practical
applications describing the various ways that criminal justice systems respond
to violent offenders from the insightful perspectives of people who work among
violent offenders on a daily basis.