Edited by: Thomas Bliesener, Andreas Beelmann, Mark Stemmler
Leading experts review the latest findings and recommendations concerning the roots and prevention of antisocial behavior and crime
The developmental perspective is becoming increasingly significant in criminology and in research on antisocial and criminal behavior. Developmental criminology can explain the stability of antisocial behavior as well as how it emerges and disappears across the life span. This volume brings together many of the most renowned scientists in the field. They report the latest findings, explain various phenomena and trajectories of antisocial behavior, and present new research methods. In a series of reviews, they analyze the significance of biological, psychological, and social risk factors in the development of antisocial behavior and show how these findings can be applied not only in crime prevention, criminal justice, and offender treatment, but also in the risk management of young offenders.
"It is never too early and never too late to start preventive measures for antisocial behavior and criminal offending." Prof. Friedrich Lösel
"A contemporary text on the development, prevention, treatment, and management of antisocial behaviours, [...] authored by leading researchers within the area. [...] a well researched contribution to the field of antisocial behaviour and crime. It provides the reader with an up-to-date knowledge of the latest findings [...] I warmly recommend this text."
Michael Lewis, School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), Preston, UK in ISRA Bulletin, June 2012
"This is a well researched and comprehensive text, [...] that will prove invaluable to academics, students and practitioners who are trying to develop an up-to-date understanding of this very complex topic. It will also be of assistance to practitioners in the field who are trying to manage the complexities of delinquency and aggression in challenging circumstances."
Professor Jane L. Ireland, School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK and Ashworth Research Centre, Mersey Care NHS Trust, UK in the ISRA Bulletin (Bulletin of the International Society for the Research on Aggression), June 2012
"This book covers important topics in juvenile justice, [...] It is research-based, with findings that are helpful for both treatment and risk management. Society is frustrated with crime rates on an international level. This book provides some answers and should be in the libraries of clinicians, researchers, and policy makers."
Gary B. Kaniuk, PsyD, Cermak Health Services in Doody's Book Review, June 2012