Biosocial Criminology New Directions in Theory and Research

ISBN-10: 0415989442
ISBN-13: 9780415989442
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Kevin M. Beaver is a professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University and a visiting distinguished professor in the Center for Social and Humanities Research at King Abdulaziz University. He is the past recipient of the American Society of Criminology's Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award and the National Institute of Justice's Graduate Research Fellowship. He has published widely on the development of antisocial behaviors from a biosocial perspective, and his research on the genetic underpinnings to crime has been featured in major media outlets.

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
An Overview of the Biosocial Approach
Introduction to Biosocial Criminology
Criminal Behavior from Heritability to Epigenetics: How Genetics Clarifies the Role of the Environment
Molecular Genetics and Crime
The Ghost in the Machine and Criminal Behavior: Criminology for the 21st Century
Evolutionary Psychology and Crime
Major Correlates of Crime
Gender and Crime: An Evolutionary Perspective
Inconvenient Truths: Science, Race, and Crime
Crazy by Design: A Biosocial Approach to the Age-Crime Curve
Substance Abuse and Crime: Biosocial Foundations
Testosterone and Violence among Young Men
Serious Violent Criminals and Biosocial Approaches to Crime Prevention
Neuroscience and the Holy Grail: Genetics and Career Criminality
Psychopathy
No Longer Taboo: Crime Prevention Implications of Biosocial Criminology
Glossary/Index

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