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Biobehavioral Perspectives in Criminology

Biobehavioral Perspectives in Criminology - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534547424

Cover of Biobehavioral Perspectives in Criminology 01 (ISBN 978-0534547424)
ISBN13: 978-0534547424
ISBN10: 0534547427
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2001
International: No

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Biobehavioral Perspectives in Criminology - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534547424

Diana Fishbein

ISBN13: 978-0534547424
ISBN10: 0534547427
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 01
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Diana Fishbein, one of the leading scholars and researchers in this field, offers the first comprehensive overview of the major research on interactions between genetic, biological, physiological, psychological, social, and environmental factors influencing criminal behavior.

Benefits:

  • Employs a unique integrative framework to explain antisocial behavior emphasizing the complex interplay between biological and environmental factors.
  • Incorporates the most current research findings in this rapidly changing field, including topics on genetic, biochemical, and socio-environmental factors underlying criminal behavior today.
  • Addresses the controversies surrounding biological theory and research including its social, moral and ethical implications.
  • Offers a strong conclusion emphasizing treatment and policy implications of biobehavioral theory.
  • Presents material at a level that is suitable for students with limited knowledge of biology and chemistry.
  • The latest news and research articles online-updated daily and spanning four years! Choose to package InfoTrac College Edition with this text and you and your students will have 4-month's free access to an easy-to-use online database of reliable, full-length articles (not abstracts) from hundreds of top academic journals and popular sources. Contact your Wadsworth/Thomson Learning representative for more information. Available to North American college and university students only. Journals subject to change.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.
2. Theoretical Framework, Definitions and Concepts.
3. Biobehavioral Research: Evolution and Genetics.
4. Biobehavioral Research: Brain Chemistry and Function.
5. Socio-Environmental Contexts.
6. The Negatives: Shortcomings and Controversies.
7. Practical and Policy Implications.

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