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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience

  • ID: 4450652
  • Book
  • July 2019
  • 550 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Explores how the explosion of neuroscience–based evidence in recent years has led to a fundamental change in how forensic psychology can inform working with criminal populations.

This book communicates knowledge and research findings in the neurobiological field to those who work with offenders and those who design policy for offender rehabilitation and criminal justice systems, so that practice and policy can be neurobiologically informed, and research can be enhanced. 

Starting with an introduction to the subject of neuroscience and forensic settings, The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience then offers in–depth and enlightening coverage of the neurobiology of sex and sexual attraction, aggressive behavior, and emotion regulation; the neurobiological bases to risk factors for offending such as genetics, developmental, alcohol and drugs, and mental disorders; and the neurobiology of offending, including psychopathy, antisocial personality disorders, and violent and sexual offending. The book also covers rehabilitation techniques such as brain scanning, brain–based therapy for adolescents, and compassion–focused therapy.

The book itself:

  • Covers a wide array of neuroscience research
  • Chapters by renowned neuroscientists and criminal justice experts
  • Topics covered include the neurobiology of aggressive behavior, the neuroscience of deception, genetic contributions to psychopathy, and neuroimaging–guided treatment
  • Offers conclusions for practitioners and future directions for the field.

The Handbook of Forensic Neuroscience is a welcome book for all researchers, practitioners, and postgraduate students involved with forensic psychology, neuroscience, law, and criminology.

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About the editors

List of contributors 


Section I: Introduction 

Chapter 1:  Neuroscience in forensic settings: Origins and recent developments
Anthony R. Beech and Dawn Fisher 

Chapter 2:  A brief introduction to neuroscience
Pia Rotshtein and Ian J. Mitchell

Section II:  General neuroscience research

Chapter 3:  The neurobiology of aggressive behavior
Jens Foell and Christopher J. Patrick 

Chapter 4:  The neurobiology of sexual behavior and sexual attraction
Anders Ågmo  

Chapter 5: Renate
L.E.P. Reniers, Ulrik R. Beierholm & Stephen J Wood

Chapter 6: The neurobiology of emotion regulation
Catherine L. Sebastian & Saz P. Ahmed

Chapter 7:  The social neuroscience of empathy and its relationship to moral behavior
Jean Decety and Jason M. Cowell

Chapter 8:  The neuroscience of deception
Jennifer M.C. Vendemia  & Jimmy M. Nye 

Section III: Neurobiology of offending

Chapter 9:  The neurobiological underpinnings of psychopathy 
Stéphane A. De Brito & Ian Mitchell:

Chapter 10:  Antisocial Personality Disorder
Sheilagh Hodgins, Dave Checknita, Philip Lindner, Boris Schiffer, and Stéphane A. De Brito

Chapter 11:  Offenders with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Björn Hofvander

Chapter 12:The neuroscience of violent offending
Robert Shug, Jeremy A. Feiger, Gianni G. Geraci, and Heather L. McLernon

Chapter 13:  The neuroscience of sexual offending
Andreas Mokros 

Chapter 14: The neuroscience of acquisitive/impulsive offending
Claire Nee and Stephanos Ioannou

Chapter 15:
Clare S. Allely

Chapter 16 The neurobiology of offending behavior in adolescence
Graham Fairchild and Areti Smaragdi

Chapter 17:  Alcohol–related aggression and violence
Stefan Gutwinski, Adrienne J. Heinz, and Andreas Heinz


Section IV:  Neurobiological bases to Risk factors for offending 

Chapter 18:  Genetic contributions to the development of psychopathic traits and antisocial behavior in youths
Nathalie M. G. Fontaine, Eamon J. McCrory, & Essi Viding

Chapter 19:  Developmental risk factors
Anthony Beech, Ben Nordstrom, & Adrian Raine 

Chapter 20 Mental illness as a putative risk factor for violence and aggression
Ahmad Abu–Akel & Sunne Bo

Chapter 21:   Modifying risk factors – building strengths
Corine de Ruite

Section V:Rehabilitation

Chapter 22:     Engaging with forensic populations: A biologically informed approach
Fiona Williams and Adam J. Carter

Chapter  23: Brain scanning and therapeutics: How do you know unless you look?  Neuroimaging guided treatment in forensic settings.
Daniel G. Amen  and Kristen Willeumier

Chapter 24:Therapy for acquired brain injury
Nick Alderman, Caroline Knight and Jenny Brooks

Chapter 25:The impact of physical exercise on antisocial behavior: A neurocognitive perspective
Dylan B. Jackson and Kevin M. Beaver

Chapter 26:Treating emotion dysregulation in antisocial behavior: A neuroscientific perspective
Steven M. Gillespie and Anthony R. Beech

Chapter 27:The pharmacological treatment of sex offenders
Don Grubin

Chapter 28:Understanding and using Compassion–Focused Therapy in forensic settings
Russell Kolts and Paul Gilbert

Chapter 29:The neurobiology of eye movement desensitization reprocessing therapy
Derek Farrell

Chapter 30:
Kevin Creeden

Section VI     Ethical, Legal and political implications

Chapter 31:The impact of neglect, trauma and maltreatment on  neurodevelopment: Implications for juvenile justice practice, programs and policy
Bruce D.  Perry, Gene Griffin, George Davis, Jay A. Perry, and Robert D. Perry

Chapter 32: Forensic neuropsychology and violence: Neuroscientific and legal implications
John Matthew Fabian

Chapter 33:  Forensic neuropsychology in the criminal court: A socio–legal perspective
Leon McCrae

Chapter 34 Forensic neuropsychology: Social, cultural and political implications
Jessica Pykett

Section VII: Conclusions 

Chapter  35 Explanation in forensic neuroscience
Tony Ward and Carolyn E. Wilshire

Chapter  36 Considerations for the forensic practitioner
Adam J. Carter and Ruth E. Mann

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Anthony R. Beech
Adam J. Carter
Ruth E. Mann
Pia Rotshtein
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