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The Criminal Recidivism Process : Cambridge Criminology - Edward Zamble

The Criminal Recidivism Process

Cambridge Criminology

Hardcover Published: 25th July 2007
ISBN: 9780521581790
Number Of Pages: 192

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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 male criminal "repeat offenders" were interviewed and tested. The results indicate that their new offenses may be the result of something like a "breakdown." This report, written for a general audience, has important implications for release supervision, rehabilitation programs, and the prediction of recidivism.

"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
Preface
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
References
Appendix: interview form
Index
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ISBN: 9780521581790
ISBN-10: 0521581796
Series: Cambridge Criminology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 25th July 2007
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.45

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