Handbook of Psychological Approaches with Violent Offenders

Contemporary Strategies and Issues

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
  • Michel Hersen

Part of the The Plenum Series in Crime and Justice book series (PSIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overview and Theoretical Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alisa Bricklin, Michel Hersen, Vincent B. Van Hasselt
      Pages 3-11
    3. Suzanne K. Steinmetz
      Pages 13-38
    4. Michael T. Nietzel, Dawn M. Hasemann, Donald R. Lynam
      Pages 39-66
    5. Howard D. Lerner
      Pages 67-82
    6. Paul F. Brain
      Pages 83-92
  3. Violent Crime by Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. David J. Kolko
      Pages 95-115
    3. John A. Hunter Jr.
      Pages 117-129
    4. Dewey G. Cornell
      Pages 131-150
  4. Homicide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Wade C. Myers, Ann W. Burgess, Allen G. Burgess, John E. Douglas
      Pages 153-172
    3. Jack Levin, James Alan Fox
      Pages 173-187
    4. Janet I. Warren, Jeff Kovnick
      Pages 189-204
  5. Sexual Deviance and Assault

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Nathaniel McConaghy
      Pages 207-243
    3. William L. Marshall, Yolanda M. Fernandez, Franca Cortoni
      Pages 245-266
    4. Robert A. Prentky
      Pages 267-300
  6. Family Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Debra B. Hecht, David J. Hansen
      Pages 303-328
    3. Jody E. Warner-Rogers, David J. Hansen, Debra B. Hecht
      Pages 329-355
    4. Alan Rosenbaum, Paul J. Gearan
      Pages 357-372
    5. Rosalie S. Wolf
      Pages 373-393
  7. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 395-395
    2. Allen D. Sapp, Timothy G. Huff, Gordon P. Gary, David J. Icove
      Pages 397-416
    3. Frank A. Elliott
      Pages 417-437
    4. Otto Kausch, Phillip J. Resnick
      Pages 439-457
    5. Katrina R. Rayls, Wiley Mittenberg
      Pages 459-471
    6. Norman G. Poythress Jr.
      Pages 473-492
    7. Linda J. Roberts, Caton F. Roberts, Kenneth E. Leonard
      Pages 493-519
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 521-528

About this book


The past quarter-century has witnessed a dramatic upsurge of violent crime in the United States and abroad. In this country, the rise in violent criminal activity has been consistently documented in such published accounts as the Uniform Crime Reports and the Statistical Handbook on Violence in America, published by the FBI and the Vio­ lence Research Group, respectively. Further, social scientists-particularly those working in the fields of sociology and psychology-have provided a convergence of findings attesting to the magnitude of one of today's most significant social problems: domestic violence (e. g. , spouse, child, and elder abuse). Such efforts have served as the impetus for heightened clinical and investigative activity in the area of violent be­ havior. Indeed, a wide range of mental health experts (such as psychologists, psychi­ atrists, social workers, counselors, and rehabilitation specialists) have endeavored to focus on strategies and issues in research and treatment for violent individuals and their victims. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive and timely examination of current psychological approaches with violent criminal offenders. Despite the fact that we continue to have much to learn about perpetrators of violent acts, in recent an increasingly large body of empirical data have been adduced about this years issue. However, these data generally have appeared in disparate journals and books. That being the case, it is our belief that such a handbook now is warranted.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
    • 1
  • Michel Hersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Pacific UniversityForest GroveUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7197-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4845-4
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