Crime and Criminal Behavior


Analise Klein (Editor)

Series: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
BISAC: SOC004000

In this book, Chapter One begins with a discussion on the use of dogs in the courtroom. Chapter Two explores the research on the criminal narratives of general offending populations, and introduces new insight into Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDOs), and the impact various mental disorders may have on the structure of criminal narratives. Chapter Three critically examines the link between personality disorders and violent offending, and raises several issues that have obscured its nature. Chapter Four reviews the status of Life Course Persistent Antisocial Behavior, as well as its importance for providing future directions for the study of crime and criminal behavior in the next half century. Chapter Five reviews the nature and causes of quality-of-life crime, the indicators for measuring or benchmarking the extent of quality-of-life crime, the development of the Quality-of-Life Crime Index (QLCI), and the practical, policy and research implications of this index. Chapter Six analyses taxi driver’s everyday security practices in their networks and nodes, calling attention to their conception of space and their risk management techniques. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Use of Dogs in the Courtroom
Elizabeth Spruin, Nicole Holt, Ana Fernandez, and Anke Franz (Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, and others)

Chapter 2. The Criminal Experience of Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDOs)
Elizabeth Spruin and Belinda Siesmaa (Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, and others)

Chapter 3. Personality Disorder and Offending: A Critical Appraisal
Richard C. Howard (Institute of Mental Health, Nottingham, UK)

Chapter 4. Life Course Persistent Antisocial Behavior: A Review
Robert Eme (Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg Campus, Schaumburg, IL, USA)

Chapter 5. Benchmarking the Extent of Quality-of-Life Crime: A Study in Hong Kong’s Public Housing Sector
Yung Yau (Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 6. Governing Security in the Streets: The Case of Brazilian Taxi Drivers
Eduardo Paes-Machado and Ana Márcia Nascimento (Department of Sociology, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil, and others)


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