Helfgott Receives Top Rating for 4-Volume Criminal Psychology Set

Written by Laura Paskin
February 6, 2014

Criminal Justice Department Chair Jacqueline Helfgott received the 2013 Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice for her 4-volume reference, Criminology Psychology (Praeger, 2013). Choice, a publication of the American Library Association, reviews thousands of books for academic libraries. More than 22,000 academic librarians, faculty, and decision-makers depend on Choice reviews for their collections.

Helfgott edited the 4-volume, 1600-page set that includes 61 chapters and articles by more than 100 internationally known who are leading experts in forensic psychology and the intersection of criminal justice, criminology, and psychology.

In its review of Criminal Psychology, Choice editors wrote, "Readers will benefit from the richness of the data presented and gain understanding of the multifaceted nature of criminal psychology. The set will serve readers across all the social sciences. Summing Up: Essential."

Helfgott is an internationally known expert in criminal behavior, psychopathy, offender reentry, and restorative justice. In addition to Criminal Psychology, she recently published Offender Reentry: Beyond Crime and Punishment with Criminal Justice Professor Elaine Gunnison (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2013). Helfgott has chaired the Criminal Justice Department since 2005.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 41 major and 36 minor undergraduate degrees, 6 master’s degrees, including an M.A. in Criminal Justice, and a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Crime Analysis.