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This review is from: Psychology and Crime (Routledge Modular Psychology) (Paperback)
Putwain and Sammons' "Psychology and Crime" introduces the basic topics of study covered by criminological psychology, including biological and psychological explanations of criminal behaviour, various subjects related to policing and courtroom issues, as well as some results regarding the efficacy of some manners of punishing crime.
The book is short and each topic is dealt with in a to-the-point manner, with reasonable references. However, the briefness of each chapter means that no topic is dealt with in much detail. Furthermore, while references are made to concrete results and some statistics in the discussions, graphs of data in studies and historical data are not presented. This makes conclusions seem less convincing.
All in all, the book is a reasonable introduction to the topic, but does not deliver as much information, either quantitatively or qualitatively, as could be hoped.