Psychology of Fear Crime and the Media

Author: Derek Chadee
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317700600
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The media continue to have a significant persuasive influence on the public perception of crime, even when the information presented is not reflective of the crime rate or actual crime itself. There have been numerous theoretical studies on fear of crime in the media, but few have considered this from a social psychological perspective. As new media outlets emerge and public dependence on them increases, the need for such awareness has never been greater. This volume lays the foundation for understanding fear of crime from a social psychological perspective in a way that has not yet been systematically presented to the academic world. This volume brings together an international team of experts and scholars to assess the role of fear and the media in everyday life. Chapters take a multidisciplinary approach to psychology, sociology and criminology and explore such topics as dual process theory, construal level theory, public fascination with gangs, and other contemporary issues.

Crime Violence and Security in the Caribbean

Author: M. Raymond Izarali
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315525755
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Security challenges pose significant hardship for citizens of Caribbean nations. Public safety is threatened by?high rates of crime – especially violent crime – in much of the region, the plague of the illicit drug trade, transnational organized crime, gangs, the current global proliferation of crimes of terrorism and related violent extremism and radicalization.?The situation diminishes morale among the youth, their education and their future, and operates as a major push factor.?? Yet, surprisingly, there has been a scarcity of scholarly work that addresses these conditions.? This interdisciplinary volume succinctly responds to the gap in criminological and security studies on the Caribbean by drawing attention to the understudied nexus of crime, violence, and security that is so pervasive in the region, and the ways in which underdevelopment re/creates environments for insecurity. The book is organized in three parts: Part one encompasses conceptualizations of crime, violence and punishment.?? Part two takes up country cases on crime and security.? Part three addresses issues of regional security, both public and private. This timely volume will be valuable reading for scholars, students, practitioners and policy makers who share a critical interest in the scope, impact, and inter-relationality of crime, violence, and in/security in the region.

A Psychological Inquiry into the Meaning and Concept of Forgiveness

Author: Jennifer M. Sandoval
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317206827
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This book explores the psychological nature of forgiveness for both the subjective ego and what Jung called the objective psyche, or soul. Utilizing analytical, archetypal, and dialectical psychological approaches, the notion of forgiveness is traced from its archetypal and philosophical origins in Greek and Roman mythology through its birth and development in Judaic and Christian theology, to its modern functional character as self-help commodity, relationship remedy, and global necessity. Offering a deeper understanding of the concept of "true" forgiveness as a soul event, Sandoval reveals the transformative nature of forgiveness and the implications this notion has on the self and analytical psychology.

Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century

Author: Olivia Efthimiou
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315409003
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Offering a holistic take on an emerging field, this edited collection examines how heroism manifests, is appropriated, and is constructed in a broad range of settings and from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Psychologists, educators, lawyers, researchers and cultural analysts consider how heroism intersects with wellbeing, and how we still use—and even abuse—heroism as a vehicle to thrive and prosper in the everyday and in the face of the most unbearable situations. Highlighting some of the most pressing issues in today’s world—including genocide, racism, deceitful business practices, bystanderism, mental health, unethical governance and the global refugee crisis—this book applies a critical psychological perspective in synthesizing the social construction of heroism and wellbeing, contributing to the development of global wellbeing indicators and measures.

Current Themes in Social Psychology

Author: Derek Chadee
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789766401955
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This book presents current theoretical and empirical information on areas of social psychology that have not been fully explored in recent times. These issues are not only topical but relevant to theorizing and research in social psychology. In a world that is globalizing, academic work must have an international dimension, especially in the behavioural sciences. The contributors to Current Themes in Social Psychology are attached to universities across the world, including Great Britain, the United States, Germany, the Caribbean, Serbia and Spain. Such diversity makes for a richer understanding and appreciation of the discipline of social psychology by undergraduate and graduate students as well as academics.

After the Crime

Author: Martin S. Greenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461533341
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Analyzing the findings of 20 studies, involving more than 5,000 people, this book explores the decision making process of the crime victim in the immediate aftermath of victimization. Using a broad range of innovative research techniques, the authors assess the effects of rape, robbery, burglary, and theft on individuals from diverse nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. This work will be of value to people who work directly with crime victims, and to researchers who are interested in the process of decision making under stressful circumstances.

Forensic and Criminal Psychology

Author: Dennis Howitt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780130169853
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An examination of forensic and criminal psychology that examines psychological research and theory and its practical relevance to understanding events in courts of law and the psychological processes involved in the judicial system. It includes case studies, boxed sections on key studies and researchers. The text covers both forensic and criminal psychology in the same volume with the emphasis on areas of debate and controversy to promote reader interaction. It provides comprehensive details of the conceptual background to the field and includes international examples of forensic practices while drawing upon a wide variety of psychology specialisms.