Clinical and social aspects of crime

Nigel Eastman, Gwen Adshead, Simone Fox, Richard Latham and Seán Whyte

in Forensic Psychiatry

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Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199562824
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740800 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Clinical and social aspects of crime

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Crime to the forensic psychiatrist - Prevalence and measurement of crime - Psychology & philosophy of volition - Types of violence - Social factors in crime and delinquency - Sexual offending and its social context - Ethnicity, crime, and psychiatry - Neurobiology of violence and antisocial behaviour - Crime and violence from the developmental perspective - Do mental disorders cause violence? - Homicide - Non-fatal assaults - Fire-setting behaviours - Stalking behaviours - Sexual offending against adults - Sexual offending against children - Other types of sexual offending - Motivations for sexual offending - Other types of offending - Why divide violent & sexual offending?

Chapter.  15558 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Psychiatry

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