When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

Discuss the changes in the world that are relevant for considering the developing nature of crime and criminality.

Appreciate how offenders and their actions evolve in relation to their social and personal context.

Consider the possible significance of psychology for helping to prevent crime. 4 Appreciate the challenges to psychological research that are inherent in the evolving nature of crime and criminality.

Understand that there are many questions about the psychology of crime that still remain to be answered.