Biology and Criminology [NOOK Book]

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Noted criminologist Anthony Walsh demonstrates how information from the biological sciences both strengthens criminology work and complements traditional theories of criminal behavior.

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Biology and Criminology

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Overview

Noted criminologist Anthony Walsh demonstrates how information from the biological sciences both strengthens criminology work and complements traditional theories of criminal behavior.

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Meet the Author

Anthony Walsh is a professor of criminal justice at Boise State University. He has had field experience in both law enforcement and corrections. He currently teaches criminology, statistics and law, and his major research interest is biosocial criminology. He has published 20 books and over 100 articles, mostly on biosocial topics.

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Table of Contents

1. Why Criminology Needs Biology 2. Genetics and Criminality 3. Evolutionary Psychology and Criminology 4. The Neurosciences and Criminality 5. The Anomie/Strain Tradition and Socioeconomic Status 6. The Social Learning Tradition and Adolescence 7. The Control Tradition and the Family 8. The Human Ecology/Social Disorganization Tradition and Race 9. The Critical Tradition and Conflict 10. Feminist Criminology and Gender 11. Retrospect and Prospect

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