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The Psychopathology of Crime: Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder / Edition 1
     

The Psychopathology of Crime: Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder / Edition 1

by Adrian Raine
 

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ISBN-10: 0125761554

ISBN-13: 9780125761550

Pub. Date: 04/15/1997

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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,

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780125761550
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
04/15/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

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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