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Violent Offenders, Third Edition
Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice

Author(s): Matt DeLisi, PhD, Professor, Iowa State University
Peter J. Conis, PhD, Professor Sociology and Criminal Justice, Des Moines Area Community College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284129014
  • Paperback    374 pages      © 2018
Price: $106.95 US List
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A Timely New Edition of Cutting-Edge Criminology

10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Violent Offenders.  Need we say more?

Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice is a compilation of original scholarship from an impressive list of applied and academic criminologists who are international experts on violent offenders.  Now in an updated third edition, the text continues to lead with cutting-edge material on all types of violent offenders, including gangs, serial killers, sex offenders, career criminals, and conventional street criminals. The numerous case studies featured throughout the text have been updated to reflect the contemporary and relevant information that students encounter in news and media. The Third Edition also features six new chapters on current highly-debated topics including violent juvenile offenders, sexual offenders as well as sex offending policy and practice, and more thought-provoking discussions. Violent Offenders is an engaging text that challenges readers to think critically of the subject not only while inside the classroom, but also in their everyday lives as consumers of daily news.

Features & Benefits

  • Features six NEW chapters on cutting-edge topics!
  • Updated case studies engage readers in current and relevant information on violent offenders
  • Features contributions from criminal justice practitioners who demonstrate how public policies and practice respond to violent offenders and their actions
  • Hands-on research and practitioner expertise illustrate today’s study of criminal predation
  • Provides clear explanations of how criminological theory relates to the formation of a criminal offender to help students understand the reasons behind a person’s violent actions
  • Instructor resources include a comprehensive Test Bank and Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format

Applicable Courses

This book is suitable for courses in criminology, criminal justice, psychology, forensic psychiatry, sociology, and police science programs.

Course titles include:

  • Violent Offenders
  • Violent Crime
  • Offender Behavior
  • Violence and Criminal Behavior
  • Serial Killers
  • Violence
  • Crime and Public Policy
  • Criminal Behaviors
  • Violence and Victimzation
  • Serial Offenders
  • Victimology
  • Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Special Topics
Part  I  Theory and Research
Chapter  1  The Importance of Violent Offenders to Criminology
Chapter  2  The Overlap of Violent Offending and Violent Victimization: Assessing the Evidence and Explanations
Chapter  3  Community Level Correlates of Crime
Chapter  4  Where I’m From: Criminal Predators and Their Environments
Chapter  5  Towards an Understanding of the Development of Chronic, Serious, and Violent Offending
Chapter  6  Still Psychopathic After All These Years
Chapter  7  The Behavioral Genetics of Predatory Criminal Behavior
Chapter  8  Vigilance, Violence, and Murder in Mateships
Chapter  9  Early Risk Factors for Homicide Offenders and Victims
Chapter  10  Generality of Deviance and Predation: Crime-Switching and Specialization Patterns in Persistent Sexual Offenders
Chapter  11  Comparing Women and Men Who Kill
Chapter  12  Female Sexual Offending
Chapter  13  Antisocial Trajectories of Sexual Aggressors of Women
Chapter  14  The Heterogeneity of Predatory Behaviors in Sexual Homicide
Chapter  15  Understanding Sexual Homicide Offending: Precrime Behavior and Decision-Making of Sexual Murderers
Part  II  Policy and Practice
Chapter  16  Focused Deterrence Strategies and the Reduction Gang and Group-Involved Violence
Chapter  17  Gang Involvement and Predatory Crime
Chapter  18  Arrested Today, Out Tomorrow: Patrol Officers’ Perceptions of a Broken Justice System
Chapter  19  Serious and Violent Juvenile Offenders and Implications for Juvenile Justice Systems
Chapter  20  Sex Offending: Empirical Evidence and Policy and Practice
Chapter  21  Prosecuting Criminal Predators
Chapter  22  Alternative Adjudication Methods for Offenders with Mental Health Problems
Chapter  23  Violent Offenders: A Perspective on Dynamic Federal Supervision Practices
Chapter  24  Criminal Predatory Behavior in the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Chapter  25  Institutional Misconduct Among Capital Murderers
Chapter  26  Civil Commitment Laws for Sexual Predators
Chapter  27  Novel Techniques to Detect the Multiple-Event Murderer: An Exploration of a Researcher’s Field Notes
Chapter  28  Running to Stand Still? Reentry and Violent Offenders

Matt DeLisi, PhD-Professor, Iowa State University

Matt DeLisi, Ph.D. is Professor and Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies and Affiliate with the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State University. Professor DeLisi is one of the most prolific and highly-cited criminologists in the world and is the author of nearly 400 scholarly publications mostly in the areas of pathological criminality, psychopathy, self-control, offender/inmate behavior, corrections, and the genetics of antisocial behavior. In 2012, Dr. DeLisi received the prestigious Fellow Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He has provided expert services and consulted on capital murder and multiple-homicide offender cases in multiple federal and state jurisdictions. Professor DeLisi has provided testimony to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and consulted on criminal justice policy to a variety of federal stakeholders including the United States Attorney General, United States Probation and Pretrial Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and others.

Additional Titles by this Author

Peter J. Conis, PhD-Professor Sociology and Criminal Justice, Des Moines Area Community College

Peter J. Conis, Ph.D. is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Des Moines Area Community College. Academia is his second career. Previously, Dr. Conis was the Program Director for the S.T.O.P.  Violence Against Women project at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA). In this capacity, he served as a member of the Lt. Governor's S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Coordinating Council, the S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Grant Review committee, the Iowa Domestic Abuse Death Review Team, the Dependent Adult Abuse Conference Steering committee, the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault Grant Review committee, the Healthy Iowans 2010 Team, and as the committee director for the S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Annual Conference. Before joining the ILEA staff, Dr. Conis served 22 years as a law enforcement officer working both rural and urban jurisdictions in Iowa and one year as an investigator for the Story County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284129014

Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank

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