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Biosocial Criminology

Biosocial Criminology - 08 edition

Biosocial Criminology - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780415989442

ISBN10: 0415989442

Biosocial Criminology by Anthony Walsh and Kevin M.  Ed. Beaver - ISBN 9780415989442
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2008
International: No
Biosocial Criminology by Anthony Walsh and Kevin M.  Ed. Beaver - ISBN 9780415989442

ISBN13: 9780415989442

ISBN10: 0415989442

Summary

This book is designed to bring criminology into the 21 st century by showing how leading criminologists have integrated aspects of the biological sciences into their discipline. These authors cover behavior and molecular genetics, epigenetics, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, and apply them to various correlates of crime such as age, race, and gender. There are also chapters on substance abuse, psychopathy, career criminals, testosterone and treatment. While not trashing traditional ideas about these topics, the authors of these chapters show how biosocial concepts add to, complement, and strengthen those ideas. The book is uniquely valuable in that it brings together many of the leading figures in biosocial criminology to illustrate how the major issues and concerns of criminologists cannot be adequately addressed without understanding their genetic, hormonal, neurological, and evolutionary bases.