Learning Objectives

  • Introduce the reader to the statistical and research data on violent crime.
  • Assess the psychological effects of violent media and electronic video games on aggressive behavior.
  • Describe threat assessment and school violence.
  • Examine the research and clinical data on criminal homicide, including multiple murder and serial killers.
  • Review the psychological factors involved in workplace violence.
  • Review the demographic and psychological aspects involved in hate and bias crimes.
  • Review the psychological trauma and potential violence of being stalked, bullied, or cyberbullied.
  • Cover the key aspects of traditional bullying and modern cyberbullying.