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UNDERSTANDING VIOLENT CRIME (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Jones, Stephen

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This volume provides a concise yet thorough and extensive account of the main explanations of violent behaviour. It draws upon sociological and psychological perspectives on violence as part of a coherent approach to the study of a phenomenon that raises wide public concern. Ther...e is also a focus on the ways in which violence is considered by the criminal justice system. Definitions of the main violent offences, including violent sexual offences, are discussed and some indication of the levels of sentencing in particular cases is provided. The final chapter then considers ways in which offenders are able to confront their violent behaviour within the criminal justice system. Frequent references to the definitions and treatment of violence in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA give the book a distinctive comparative perspective.
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ISBN 9780335204175
Released NZ 15 Dec 2000
Publisher Open University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Crime & Justice
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ISBN-13 9780335204175
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Open University Press
Imprint Open University Press
Released 15 Dec 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Jones, Stephen
Series Crime & Justice
Category Social Theory
Gender Studies
Crime & Criminology
Jurisprudence & General Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 364.15
Weight 390g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Violent crimes
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade