A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders
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|Format: ||Paperback, 300 pages|
|Other Information: ||13 b/w illustrations, 26 line drawings, 41 tables|
|Published In: ||United States, 06 September 2016|
For years, criminologists have studied the relationship between crime and below-average intelligence, concluding that offenders usually possess IQ scores of 8 to 10 points below those of nonoffenders. Little, however, is known about the criminal behavior of those with above-average IQ scores. This book provides some of the first empirical information about the self-reported crimes of people with genius-level IQ scores. Combining quantitative data from 72 different offenses with qualitative data from 44 follow-up interviews, James C. Oleson describes the nature of crime by offenders of high IQ thereby shedding light on a population often ignored in research and yet sensationalized by media.
About the Author
James C. Oleson is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Auckland.
"In his new book Criminal Genius James Oleson offers a novel and previously unavailable insight into the world of high-IQ offenders. . . as rich in qualitative analysis as it [is] quantitative." * Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology *
University of California Press|
22.61 x 14.99 x 2.29 centimetres (0.36 kg)|
15+ years |