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Description - Neuropsychology of Criminal Behavior by Feggy Ostrosky

This book draws on findings from psychology, neurology, and genetics, to offer a multi-dimensional analysis of criminal behavior. It explores the biological bases of emotions such as aggression, anger, and hostility and how they-- combined with social psychological influences, such as family history and environmental conditions-- may lead to violence. Specific case studies, including serial killings, mass murders, family violence, cannibalism, and hitmen, are referenced throughout, providing real-world examples of these theories in action. Issues of free will and the law are discussed as well as suggestions for curbing violent behavior.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138092129
ISBN-10: 1138092126
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 142
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Feggy Ostrosky

Feggy Ostrosky is Professor of Neuropsychology and head of the Laboratory of Neuropsychology and Psychophysiology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has published 25 books, six neuropsychological tests, and over 340 journal articles and chapters in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Alfredo Ardila is Professor of Neuropsychology at Florida International University. He earned his PhD in neuropsychology from Moscow State University. He has published widely in the fields of brain pathology, neuropsychological assessment, and cognition, and on the roles of cultural and social factors in behavior. ã

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