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Textbook on Criminology

Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)

Katherine S. Williams
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date: 23 January 2022

8. Psychological theories of criminalitylocked

8. Psychological theories of criminalitylocked

  • Andrew Sanders,
  • Richard Young
  •  and Mandy Burton

Abstract

Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter considers psychological explanations for criminality. The discussions cover the constituents of the personality; formation of the super-ego; balancing the id, ego, and super-ego; ‘normal’ criminals; extroversion and neuroticism; criticism of psychoanalytical theories; the normal criminal personality; and assessment of dangerousness and criminality.

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