ISBN-10:
159147048X
ISBN-13:
9781591470489
Pub. Date:
08/28/2003
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Juvenile Delinquency: Understanding the Origins of Individual Differences / Edition 1

Juvenile Delinquency: Understanding the Origins of Individual Differences / Edition 1

by Vernon L. Quinsey

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591470489
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
Acknowledgmentsxvii
Introduction3
Chapter 1.Evolutionary Psychology9
Evolution by Natural Selection10
Common Misunderstandings11
Identifying an Adaptation12
Parental Investment Theory14
Sexual Selection15
Altruism, Cooperation, and Defection18
Genetic Conflict23
Emotions27
The Case of Jealousy28
Mating30
Comments32
Chapter 2.Behavioral Genetics and Delinquency33
Heritability and Inheritance33
Genetic and Experiential Determinants of Behavior34
Behavioral Genetics and the Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection35
Partitioning the Variance37
Intelligence, Personality, and Delinquency40
Heritability of Intelligence and Personality42
Evolution and Nonshared Environment44
Heritability of Delinquency and Antisocial Behavior47
Molecular Genetics52
Comments55
Chapter 3.Proximal Mechanisms and the Development of Juvenile Delinquency57
Epidemiology of Delinquency and Socioeconomic Indicators58
Neurodevelopment66
Family and Peer Influences75
Comments91
Chapter 4.A Taxonomy of Juvenile Delinquency and an Integrated Theoretical Perspective93
Adolescence-Limited Delinquency94
Persistent Antisociality as Pathology99
A Discrete Natural Class of Chronically Antisocial Males102
Life-Course-Persistent Antisocial Behavior as an Adaptative Life History Strategy105
Summary113
Chapter 5.Sex Differences in Aggression and Female Delinquency115
Defining Aggression116
Developmental Course and Outcome118
Sex Differences in Juvenile Delinquency and Recent Trends121
Female Juvenile Delinquents and the Juvenile Justice System122
Explanations of Female Delinquency123
Ultimate Causes of Sex Differences in Aggression and Juvenile Delinquency131
Comments135
Chapter 6.Prevention and Intervention137
Prevention138
Intervention for Young Offenders153
Summary168
Epilogue171
References175
Author Index223
Subject Index233
About the Authors239

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