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The Ashgate Research Companion to Biosocial Theories of Crime

Edited by: Kevin M. Beaver , Anthony Walsh

Print publication date:  November  2011
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409408437
eBook ISBN: 9781315612768
Adobe ISBN: 9781317044055

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In response to exciting developments in genetics, neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, a number of criminologists have embraced the position that criminal behaviour is the product of biological, psychological, and sociological factors operating together in complex ways. They have come to realize that if they are to capture the dynamic nature of criminal behaviour then they must span multiple levels of analysis and thus multiple disciplines. The explosion of interest in this field of biosocial criminology over the past ten years means that the time is ripe for this research companion aimed at graduate students and scholars, giving them an essential overview of the current state of research in the field. The authors are experts in a variety of disciplines (sociology, psychology, biology, criminal justice, and neuroscience), but they all have in common a strong interest in criminal behaviour. This unique book is essential and accessible reading for all students and scholars in the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Biosocial Criminology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Biosocial Interactions and Correlates of Crime Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Relationship between Low Resting Heart Rate and Antisocial Behavior: Correlation or Causation? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Genetics of Criminality and Delinquency Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Molecular Genetics and Crime Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Gene x Environment Interactions in Antisocial Behavior Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Neurotransmitters: Indirect Molecular Invitations to Aggression Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Limbic System and Crime Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Neurobiological Perspectives of Brain Vulnerability in Pathways to Violence over the Life Course Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Neuroscientific Basis of Situational Action Theory Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Independence of Criminological "Predictor" Variables: A Good Deal of Concerns and Some Answers from Behavioral Genetic Research Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Birth Complications and the Development of Criminality: A Biosocial Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Presaging Problem Behavior: The Mutuality of Child Temperament, Parenting, and Family Environments from Gestation to Age Three Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Social Class and Criminal Behavior through a Biosocial Lens Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Women's Avoidance of Rape: An Evolutionary Psychological Perspective  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Search for Human Rape and Anti-Rape Adaptations: Ten Years after A Natural History of Rape  Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Nature and Utility of Low Self-Control Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Biosocial Treatment and Prevention Strategies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  From Petri Dish to Public Policy: A Discussion of the Implications of Biosocial Research in the Criminal Justice Arena Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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