Criminal Recidivism: Explanation, Prediction and Prevention – eBook


eBook details

  • Authors: Georgia Zara, David P. Farrington
  • File Size: 7 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 415 pages
  • Publisher: Willan
  • Publication Date: July 24, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B011RLMV7A
  • ISBN-10: 1843927071, 1843927063
  • ISBN-13: 9781843927075, 9781843927068


Criminal Recidivism(PDF) aims to fill a gap in the criminological psychology literature by examining the procedures underlying persistent criminal careers. This ebook aims to investigate criminal recidivism, and how, why and for how long an individual continues to commit crimes, whereas also reviewing knowledge about risk assessment and the role of psychopathy (including neurocriminological factors) in boosting recidivism. It also stresses on the recidivism of sex offenders and on what works in decreasing reoffending.

At an empirical level, this ebook attempts to explain criminal persistence and recidivism using longitudinal data from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (CSDD). At a psycho-criminological level, it links together quantitative and qualitative analyses, making its content a practical guide to describe, predict, and intervene to reduce the risk of criminal recidivism. The authors show quantitative analyses of criminal careers, along with qualitative life histories of chronic offenders, in order to bring home the consequences and reality of a life of crime.

The ebook is aimed not only at advanced students and academics in psychology, probation studies, social sciences, criminology, psychiatry, political science, sociology, and penology, but also at decision-makers, practitioners and policy officials within the realm of crime intervention and prevention, and also at judges, forensic experts, and lawyers.