Criminality in Context The Psychological Foundations of Criminal Justice Reform

by
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2020-01-28
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
List Price: $49.05

Buy New

Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours
$48.80

Rent Textbook

Select for Price
There was a problem. Please try again later.

Rent Digital

Online: 180 Days access
Downloadable: 180 Days
$31.49
Online: 365 Days access
Downloadable: 365 Days
$35.99
Online: 1825 Days access
Downloadable: Lifetime Access
$39.36
$31.49

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

This item is being sold by an Individual Seller and will not ship from the Online Bookstore's warehouse. The Seller must confirm the order within two business days. If the Seller refuses to sell or fails to confirm within this time frame, then the order is cancelled.

Please be sure to read the Description offered by the Seller.

Summary

In this groundbreaking book that is built on decades of work on the front lines of the criminal justice system, expert psychologist Craig Haney provides a blueprint for fundamental reform by changing our understanding of who commits crime and why. Based on a comprehensive review and analysis of psychological research, Haney offers a carefully constructed framework for enhancing legal fairness and reducing crime through proactive prevention instead of reactive punishment. Haney meticulously reviews evidence documenting the ways in which a person’s social history, institutional experiences, and present circumstances powerfully shape their life course, with a special focus on the role of social, economic, and racial injustice in crime causation. He thus effectively debunks the “crime master narrative”—the widespread myth that criminality is a product of free and autonomous “bad” choices—an increasingly anachronistic view that cannot bear the weight of contemporary psychological data and theory. This is a must-read for understanding the origins of criminal behavior and developing a fair and effective system to address them.

Author Biography

Since his early work on the Stanford Prison Experiment, Craig Haney has become one of the nation’s most highly regarded scholars whose research, writing, and testimony have helped to transform the criminal justice system. He served on a National Academy of Sciences committee studying mass incarceration, and his front-line observations and analyses have been cited by the United States Supreme Court. He has seen firsthand how social and economic injustice operate to produce crime in our society and how often the criminal justice system acts to worsen rather than alleviate these problems. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
 

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Shadd Maruna

Preface

Introduction


Chapter 1: Individualistic Myths and the Crime Master Narrative
Chapter 2: Risks and Contexts: An Alternative Paradigm for Understanding Criminality
Chapter 3: Criminogenic Trauma: Social History and the Life Course
Chapter 4: Institutional Failure: State Intervention as Criminogenic Risk
Chapter 5: Criminogenic Contexts: Immediate Situations, Settings, and Circumstances
Chapter 6: Poverty: Structural Risk and Criminal Behavior
Chapter 7: The Criminogenics of Race in a Divided Society: Racialized Criminality and Biographical Racism
Chapter 8: Individualistic Myths and the Disregard of Context: Deconstructing “Equally Free Autonomous Choice”
Chapter 9: Reorienting the Law: Context-Based Legal Reforms
Chapter 10: Pursuing Social Justice: An Agenda for Fair, Effective, and Humane Crime Policy

Afterword
 

An electronic version of this book is available through VitalSource.

This book is viewable on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most smartphones.

By purchasing, you will be able to view this book online, as well as download it, for the chosen number of days.

A downloadable version of this book is available through the eCampus Reader or compatible Adobe readers.

Applications are available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Mobile platforms.

Please view the compatibility matrix prior to purchase.