Criminal Behavior: A Systems Approach strikes a sensible, reader-friendly, and insightful balance between explaining crime and delinquency and interpreting human behavior. In this way, the emerging insights of criminal justice and the unique values of psychology are strategically brought to bear on what conduct society defines as criminal. Utilizing a "systems" approach, the text skillfully and methodically addresses relevant theories of criminal behavior, various types of violent and non-violent crimes and criminals and institutional and organizational responses to crime and criminal behavior.
"Dr. Arrigo has deftly covered in detail a broad swath of material, and his systems approach aids in developing the subject matter. The book is certainly thought provoking and realistic."