Handbook of Behavioral Criminology

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
  • Michael L. Bourke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kristin E. Klimley, Michael L. Bourke, Estefania V. Masias, Vincent B. Van Hasselt
      Pages 3-11
    3. Lindsey M. Rodriguez, Murray A. Straus
      Pages 13-24
    4. Charles J. Golden, Rachel Zachar, Benjamin Lowry, Victor Tran
      Pages 25-42
    5. Laurence Miller
      Pages 43-62
    6. Stacey A. McCaffrey, Victoria A. Schlaudt, Ryan A. Black
      Pages 63-77
  3. Violent Crime by Children and Adolescents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Tia A. Hoffer, Holly Hargreaves-Cormany
      Pages 81-95
    3. David J. Kolko, Joanna E. Foster
      Pages 97-112
    4. Izabela Zych, Anna C. Baldry, David P. Farrington
      Pages 113-138
    5. Dewey G. Cornell, Marisa Malone
      Pages 139-156
  4. Homicide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. James Garbarino, Danielle Nesi
      Pages 159-177
    3. Joy Shelton, Tia A. Hoffer
      Pages 179-200
    4. Vera A. Klinoff
      Pages 201-214
  5. Sexual Deviance and Assault

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Kristin E. Klimley, Brandy Bang, Alexis Carpinteri, Vincent B. Van Hasselt
      Pages 279-295
    3. Kristen M. Budd
      Pages 297-311
    4. Michael L. Bourke
      Pages 331-347
  6. Family Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Mandy Morrill
      Pages 351-363
    3. Kate Theimer, Mary Fran Flood, David J. Hansen
      Pages 365-379
    4. Lenore E. A. Walker, Carlye B. Conte
      Pages 397-418
    5. Ashley M. Stripling, Natalie D. Dautovich, Caitie Tighe, Kristy Shoji, Kimberly Capp
      Pages 419-434
  7. Behavioral Intelligence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 435-435
    2. Robert A. Leonard
      Pages 437-449
    3. Ronald P. Fisher, R. Edward Geiselman
      Pages 451-465
    4. Kirk A. Kennedy
      Pages 485-499
    5. Frank DePiano, David DePiano
      Pages 501-515
  8. Violence in Specific Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 517-517
    2. Monty T. Baker, Bethany Broj, Kristin E. Klimley, Deborah Arant-Daigle
      Pages 519-535
    3. Sarah N. Henderson, Vincent B. Van Hasselt
      Pages 537-554
    4. Scott Poland, Carlye B. Conte
      Pages 555-572
    5. Vera A. Klinoff, Philip R. Magaletta
      Pages 573-588
  9. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 589-589
    2. Karen N. Guszkowski, Vincent B. Van Hasselt
      Pages 591-610
    3. David L. Shapiro, Angela Noe
      Pages 611-626
    4. Andre Simons, J. Reid Meloy
      Pages 627-644
    5. Charles J. Golden, Lisa K. Lashley, Jada J. Stewart
      Pages 645-660
    6. Corey M. Leidenfrost, Kenneth E. Leonard, Daniel Antonius
      Pages 661-677
    7. Kenneth V. Lanning, James O. Beasley
      Pages 699-727
    8. Randy Borum, Thomas Neer
      Pages 729-745

About this book


This multidisciplinary volume assembles current findings on violent crime, behavioral, biological, and sociological perspectives on its causes, and effective methods of intervention and prevention. Noted experts across diverse fields apply a behavioral criminology lens to examine crimes committed by minors, extremely violent offenses, sexual offending, violence in families, violence in high-risk settings, and crimes of recent and emerging interest. The work of mental health practitioners and researchers is shown informing law enforcement response to crime in interrogation, investigative analysis, hostage negotiations, and other core strategies. In addition, chapters pay special attention to criminal activities that violate traditional geographic boundaries, from cyberstalking to sex trafficking to international terrorism.

Among the topics in the Handbook:

·         Dyadic conceptualization, measurement, and analysis of family violence.

·         School bullying and cyberbullying: prevalence, characteristics, outcomes, and prevention.

·         A cultural and psychological perspective on mass murder.

·         Young people displaying problematic sexual behavior: the research and their words.

·         Child physical abuse and neglect.

·         Criminal interviewing and interrogation in serious crime investigations.

·         Violence in correctional settings.

·         Foundations of threat assessment and management.

The Handbook of Behavioral Criminology is a meticulous resource for researchers in criminology, psychology, sociology, and related fields. It also informs developers of crime prevention programs and practitioners assessing and intervening with criminal clients and in correctional facilities.


Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Adults Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Criminal Investigative Analysis Epidemiological Findings Human Trafficking Investigative Uses of Hypnosis Neuropsychology of Violence Violence in Correctional Settings animal cruelty behavioral criminology behavioral theories biological factors bullying child and adolescent homicide cyberbullying domestic violence family violence gang violence mass murder serial murder

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent B. Van Hasselt
    • 1
  • Michael L. Bourke
    • 2
  1. 1.College of PsychologyNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Behavioral Analysis Unit, Investigative Operations DivisionUnited States Marshals ServiceWashington, DCUSA

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