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The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior

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ISBN13: 9780792376743
ISBN: 0792376749
Published: June 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



Criminological theory dating back 100 years has been aware of the need to develop a neurobiology of extroversion, impulsivity, frontal-lobe dysfunction, and aggressive behaviour, yet in the 20th century criminologists have largely forsaken this psychobiological legacy.

This book looks at this legacy with reference to a variety of neurobiological methodologies. The authors are all researchers who have contributed considerably to their respective fields of psychiatry, psychology, psychobiology, and neuroscience.

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Subjects:
Criminal Law
Contents:
Acknowledgments. List of Contributors. Foreword by Pamela J. Taylor. Part A: Introduction. Criminality, Personality and Cognitive Neuroscience; J. Glicksohn. Part B: Personality and Criminality: Psychobiological Foundations. Personality and Psychopathy: Shared Behavioral and Biological Traits; M. Zuckerman. Genetics of Sensation or Novelty Seeking and Criminal Behavior; R.P.Ebstein, R.H. Belmaker. Part C: Genetic, Environmental and Cognitive Factors Predisposing to Crime. Behavioral Genetics and Crime; S.S. Ishikawa, A.Raine. Cognitive Antecedents of Violence and Aggression; A.K. Elliott, A.F. Mirsky. Brain Injury as a Contributory Factor in Offending; E. Miller. Part D: Neurocognitive Models and Psychobiological Markers for Criminality. Neuro-Cognitive Models of Acquired Sociopathy and Developmental Psychopathy; R.James, R. Blair. Psychophysiological Correlates of Antisocial Behavior: A Central Control Hypothesis; S.S. Ishikawa, A. Raine. Serotonergic Metabolism and Violence / Aggression; G. Zalsman, A. Apter. Name Index. Subject Index.