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The Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology

Edited by: Matt DeLisi , Michael G. Vaughn

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  December  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415722131
eBook ISBN: 9781315858449
Adobe ISBN: 9781317936749

10.4324/9781315858449
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Biosocial criminology is an interdisciplinary field that aims to explain crime and antisocial behavior by exploring both biological factors and environmental factors. Since the mapping of the human genome, scientists have been able to study the biosocial causes of human behaviour with the greatest specificity.

After decades of almost exclusive sociological focus, criminology has undergone a paradigm shift where the field is more interdisciplinary and this book combines perspectives from criminology and sociology with contributions from fields such as genetics, neuropsychology, and evolutionary psychology. The Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind, and is organized into five sections that collectively span the terrain of biosocial research on antisocial behavior.

Bringing together leading experts from around the world, this book considers the criminological, genetic and neuropsychological foundations of offending, as well as the legal and criminal justice applications of biosocial criminological theory. The handbook is essential reading for students, researchers, and practitioners from across the social, behavioural, and natural sciences who are engaged in the study of antisocial behaviour.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  A unified theory of crime and delinquency Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Biosocial criminology as a paradigm shift Download PDF
Chapter  3:  An evolutionary perspective on interpersonal violence Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Key findings from biosocial research and what they mean for the future of criminology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sociobiology of lethal violence in small-scale societies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Genetic influences on antisocial behavior over the life-course Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Peer effects and molecular genetics in adolescent antisocial behavior Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Neurogenetics of antisocial aggression Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Stress and antisocial behavior Download PDF
Chapter  10:  When humans prey on one another Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Behavioral genetics and antisocial spectrum disorders Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The warrior gene Download PDF
Chapter  13:  New methods in gene–environment interplay Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Neuroimaging and antisocial behavior Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Neuropsychology of psychopathic traits in children Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The psychopharmacology of criminality and oxytocin modulation of social behavior in aggressive individuals Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The neurobiology of aggression Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Why focusing on nurture made and still makes sense Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Brain abnormalities in psychopathy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Self-reported head injuries among delinquent youth Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Executive functioning, reward processing, and antisocial behavior in adolescent males Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Temperament as a biosocial construct for understanding antisocial behavior Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Why DRD4? An evolutionary-informed model of DRD4 and antisocial behavior Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Biosocial foundations of externalizing behaviors Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The biological etiology of psychopathy Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Development of aggression and violence from infancy to adulthood Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Child maltreatment Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Early dispositional risks for conduct problems and gene–environment interplay Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Blackout Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Social stress and the gene–environment influences on crime and delinquency Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Understanding families from a biosocial perspective Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Intelligence as the quintessential biosocial variable Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Brain development and risk taking during adolescence Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Offender rehabilitation from a maturation/biosocial perspective Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Antisocial cognition and criminal thinking Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Neuroethics of criminal responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Alcohol and drug misuse as a biosocial source of crime Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Empathy, crime, and justice Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Family interventions and their biosocial bases Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Action–reaction? Forensic evidence analysis and forensic awareness in sexual homicide Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Prison as an environmental pathogen Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Biosocial criminology Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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