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Description - Biosocial Theories of Crime by Kevin M. Beaver

Biosocial criminology is an emerging perspective that highlights the interdependence between genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of antisocial behaviors. However, given that biosocial criminology has only recently gained traction among criminologists, there has not been any attempt to compile some of the "classic" articles on this topic. Beaver and Walsh's edited volume addresses this gap in the literature by identifying some of the most influential biosocial criminological articles and including them in a single resource. The articles covered in this volume examine the connection between genetics and crime, evolutionary psychology and crime, and neuroscience and crime. This volume will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the causes of crime from a biosocial criminological perspective.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754629191
ISBN-10: 0754629198
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 522
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kevin M. Beaver

Kevin M. Beaver is Assistant Professor, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, USA and Anthony Walsh is Professor of Criminal Justice, Boise State University, USA Diana H. Fishbein, Douglas S. Massey, Terrie E. Moffitt, Anthony Walsh, Nicole Hahn Rafter, Lisabeth Fisher DiLalla, Avshalom Caspi, Joseph McClay, Jonathan Mill, Judy Martin, Ian W. Craig, Alan Taylor, Richie Poulton, Guang Guo, Michael E. Roettger, Tianji Cai, Kevin M. Beaver, H. Harrington Cleveland, Richard P. Wiebe, David C. Rowe, Lee Ellis, Augustus Brannigan, John Paul Wright, Anne Campbell, Steven Muncer, Daniel Bibel, Satoshi Kanazawa, Mary C. Still, James H. Fallon, R.J.R. Blair, Laurence Steinberg, Adrian Raine, Monte Buchsbaum, Lori LaCasse, J. Reid Meloy, Susan Bihrle, Jackie Stoddard.

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