Crime science series (Routledge (Firm)) ; 14.
"Since its publication in 1986, Cornish & Clarke's seminal work The Reasoning Criminal: Rational Choice Perspectives on Offending has become a very influential text in criminal decision making theory. However, Criminology seems to have lost contact with developments in other disciplines in decision making, especially with modern socio-psychological theory such as the 'Dual Process Model of Decision Making'. This book questions the extent to which criminal decision making theory should take on board recent socio-psychological results. It provides a conceptual analysis of the role of affect and cognition in criminal decision making and considers the possibility of incorporating effect within the rational choice model, as opposed to using the dual process model. In two conceptual and ten empirical chapters it is carefully argued which role emotions can and should play in decision making. Affects such as anger, shame, and sexual arousal are discussed. The empirical studies use a wide variety of methods from interviews and observations to experiments and questionnaires, and treat crimes so diverse as street robbery, pilfering, and sex offences. It will be of interest to criminologists, social psychologists, judgment and decision making (JDM) researchers, behavioral economists and sociologists alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Affect and cognition in criminal decision making : between rational choices and lapses of self-control / Jean-Louis van Gelder. [et al.] 2. Affect and the reasoning criminal : past and future / Ronald V. Clarke 3. Affect and the dynamic foreground of predatory street crime : desperation, anger and fear / Volkan Topalli and Richard Wright 4. Posterior gains and immediate pains : offender emotions before, during and after robberies / Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard. [et al.] 5. The role of sexual arousal and perceived consequences in men's and women's decisions to engage in sexually coercive behaviours / Jeff Bouffard 6. Sexual arousal and the ability to access sexually aggressive consequences from memory / M. Lyn Exum and Ashley Zachowicz 7. Emotional arousal and child sex offending : a situational perspective / Richard Wortley and Stephen Smallbone 8. 'I would have been sorry' : anticipated regret and the role of expected emotions in the decision to offend / Amy Sariti Kamerdze, Tom Loughran and Ray Paternoster 9. Anticipated emotions and immediate affect in criminal decision making : from shame to anger / Jean-Louis van Gelder, Danielle Reynald and Henk Elffers 10. Emotional justifications for unethical behaviour / Shaul Shalvi, Jean-Louis van Gelder and Job van der Schalk 11. A neuropsychological test of criminal decision making : regional prefrontal influences in a dual process model / Kyle Treiber 12. Traits and states of self-conscious emotions in criminal decision making / Stephen G. Tibbetts.