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The Psychopathology of Crime

  • ID: 1764804
  • Book
  • 377 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This lauded bestseller, now available in paperback, takes an uncompromising look at how we define psychopathology and makes the argument that criminal behavior can and perhaps should be considered a disorder. Presenting sociological, genetic, neurochemical, brain-imaging, and psychophysiological evidence, it discusses the basis for criminal behavior and suggests, contrary to popular belief, that such behavior may be more biologically determined than previously thought.

- Presents a new conceptual approach to understanding crime as a disorder- Provides the most extensive review of biological predispositions to criminal behavior to date- Presents the practical implications of viewing crime as a psychopathology in the contexts of free will, punishment, treatment, and future biosocial research- Includes numerous tables and figures throughout- Contains an extensive reference list- Analyzes the familial and extra-familial causes of crime- Reviews the predispositions to crime including evolution and genetics, and the neuropsychological, psychophysiological, brain-imaging, neurochemical, and cognitive factors

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Crime and the Nature of Psychopathology.
Crime in the Context of Evolution.
Genetics and Crime.
Neurochemistry.
Neuropsychology.
Brain Imaging.
Psychophysiology.
Other Biological Factors: Head Injury, Pregnancy, and Birth Complications, Physical Appearance, Hormones, Diet, and Lead.
Cognitive Deficits.
Familial Influences.
Extrafamilial Influences.
Is Crime a Disorder?
References.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
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Raine, Adrian
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