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The Criminal Recidivism Process : Cambridge Studies in Criminology - Edward Zamble

The Criminal Recidivism Process

Cambridge Studies in Criminology

Paperback Published: 28th August 2001
ISBN: 9780521795104
Number Of Pages: 181

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This book addresses how and why criminal offenders repeat their actions after being released from prison. It is part of an attempt to explain criminal behavior within the context of a contemporary psychological understanding of behavior, rather than more traditional theories of crime. Over 300 serious male criminal offenders were interviewed and tested after they returned to prison for new crimes. The results indicate that their new offenses may be the result of something like a 'breakdown'. From this, it can be argued that we could monitor released prisoners to predict or even to prevent their return to crime. This report, written for a general audience, has some important implications for release supervision, rehabilitation programs, and the prediction of recidivism.

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"Zamble and Quinsey...show how persistent serious offenders fail to cope with their environments and discuss the psychological factors that make reoffending more likely." Choice "This is both an interesting and well researched look at why offenders recidivate as brotherhood." The Law & Politics Book Review

List of illustrations and tables
Introduction: the prediction of criminal behavior
The study
Recidivists: a general profile
Comparisons with nonrecidivists
Comparisons across offender groups
Comparisons within offender groups
Final considerations
Appendix: interview form
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ISBN: 9780521795104
ISBN-10: 0521795109
Series: Cambridge Studies in Criminology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 28th August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.24  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27

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