Evolutionary Criminology

Written By Russil Durrant
Evolutionary Criminology
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 March 2015
  • ISBN : 0123984939
  • Pages : 348 pages
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Download or read book entitled Evolutionary Criminology by author: Russil Durrant which was release on 12 March 2015 and published by Academic Press with total page 348 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. In our attempts to understand crime, researchers typically focus on proximate factors such as the psychology of offenders, their developmental history, and the social structure in which they are embedded. While these factors are important, they don't tell the whole story. Evolutionary Criminology: Towards a Comprehensive Explanation of Crime explores how evolutionary biology adds to our understanding of why crime is committed, by whom, and our response to norm violations. This understanding is important both for a better understanding of what precipitates crime and to guide approaches for effectively managing criminal behavior. This book is divided into three parts. Part I reviews evolutionary biology concepts important for understanding human behavior, including crime. Part II focuses on theoretical approaches to explaining crime, including the evolution of cooperation, and the evolutionary history and function of violent crime, drug use, property offending, and white collar crime. The developmental origins of criminal behavior are described to account for the increase in offending during adolescence and early adulthood as well as to explain why some offenders are more likely to desist than others. Proximal causes of crime are examined, as well as cultural and structural processes influencing crime. Part III considers human motivation to punish norm violators and what this means for the development of a criminal justice system. This section also considers how an evolutionary approach contributes to our understanding of crime prevention and reduction. The section closes with an evolutionary approach to understanding offender rehabilitation and reintegration. Reviews how evolutionary findings improve our understanding of crime and punishment Examines motivations to offend, and to punish norm violators Articulates evolutionary explanations for adolescent crime increase Identifies how this knowledge can aid in crime prevention and reduction, and in offender rehabilitation

Evolutionary Criminology

Evolutionary Criminology
  • Author : Russil Durrant,Tony Ward
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-12
  • Total pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : In our attempts to understand crime, researchers typically focus on proximate factors such as the psychology of offenders, their developmental history, and the social structure in which they are embedded. While these factors are important, they don't tell the whole story. Evolutionary Criminology: Towards a Comprehensive Explanation of Crime explores ...

Evolution and Crime

Evolution and Crime
  • Author : Jason Roach,Ken Pease
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-04-11
  • Total pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : Human physique and behaviour has been shaped by the pressures of natural selection. This is received wisdom in all scientifically informed circles. Currently, the topic of crime is rarely touched upon in textbooks on evolution and the topic of evolution rarely even mentioned in criminology textbooks. This book for the ...

Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism

Evolutionary Psychology and Terrorism
  • Author : Max Taylor,Jason Roach,Ken Pease
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Total pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : This book explores the evolutionary context of terrorism and political violence. While evolutionary thinking has come to permeate both biological and social-science theorising, it has not yet been applied systematically to the areas of terrorism and political violence. This volume seeks to do this for the first time. It presents ...

Religion Crime and Punishment

Religion  Crime and Punishment
  • Author : Russil Durrant,Zoe Poppelwell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : This book provides a critical discussion of the way in which religion influences: criminal and antisocial behaviour, punishment and the law, intergroup conflict and peace-making, and the rehabilitation of offenders. The authors argue that in order to understand how religion is related to each of these domains it is essential ...

The Criminal Brain Second Edition

The Criminal Brain  Second Edition
  • Author : Nicole Rafter,Chad Posick,Michael Rocque
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : A lively, up-to-date overview of the newest research in biosocial criminology What is the relationship between criminality and biology? Nineteenth-century phrenologists insisted that criminality was innate, inherent in the offender’s brain matter. While they were eventually repudiated as pseudo-scientists, today the pendulum has swung back. Both criminologists and biologists ...

The Criminal Brain Second Edition

The Criminal Brain  Second Edition
  • Author : Nicole Rafter,Chad Posick,Michael Rocque
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : What is the relationship between criminality and biology? Nineteenth-century phrenologists insisted that criminality was innate, inherent in the offender’s brain matter. While they were eventually repudiated as pseudo-scientists, today the pendulum has swung back. Both criminologists and biologists have begun to speak of a tantalizing but disturbing possibility: that ...

Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology
  • Author : Source Wikipedia
  • Publisher : University-Press.org
  • Release Date : 2013-09
  • Total pages : 76
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 114. Chapters: Adaptive behaviors, Agent detection, A Natural History of Rape, Biophilia hypothesis, Biosocial criminology, Center for Evolutionary Psychology, Cinderella effect, Cognitive description, Cognitive module, Concealed ovulation, Criticism of evolutionary ...

The Origins of Criminology

The Origins of Criminology
  • Author : Nicole H. Rafter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-06-02
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : The Origins of Criminology: A Reader is a collection of nineteenth-century texts from the key originators of the practice of criminology – selected, introduced, and with commentaries by the leading scholar in this area, Nicole Rafter. This book presents criminology as a unique field of study that took root in a ...

Genetics of Criminal and Antisocial Behaviour

Genetics of Criminal and Antisocial Behaviour
  • Author : Gregory R. Bock,Jamie A. Goode
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-30
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : This book offers a fresh perspective on the controversial topic of criminal and antisocial behavior. It synthesizes findings from behavioral and population genetics, evolutionary biology and criminology and presents the latest findings in twin studies, adoption cohort studies, molecular genetics and animal models for human aggression. Also included is a ...

Social Class and Crime

Social Class and Crime
  • Author : Anthony Walsh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-13
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : Social class has been at the forefront of sociological theories of crime from their inception. It is explicitly central to some theories such as anomie/strain and conflict, and nips aggressively at the periphery of others such as social control theory. Yet none of these theories engage in a systematic ...

The Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology

The Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology
  • Author : Matt DeLisi,Michael G Vaughn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-12-05
  • Total pages : 660
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : Biosocial criminology is an interdisciplinary field that aims to explain crime and antisocial behavior by exploring both biological factors and environmental factors. Since the mapping of the human genome, scientists have been able to study the biosocial causes of human behaviour with the greatest specificity. After decades of almost exclusive ...

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
  • Author : Anthony Walsh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : Criminologists can benefit from questioning the underlying assumptions upon which they rest their work. Philosophy has the ability to clarify our thoughts, inform us of why we think about things the way we do, solve contradictions in our thinking we never knew existed, and even dissolve some dichotomies we thought ...

The Handbook of Criminological Theory

The Handbook of Criminological Theory
  • Author : Alex R. Piquero
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-08-25
  • Total pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : An indispensable resource for all levels, this handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth summaries of the most important theories in criminology. Provides original, cutting-edge, and in-depth summaries of the most important theories in criminology Covers the origins and assumptions behind each theory, explores current debates and research, points out knowledge gaps, and ...

The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment

The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
  • Author : Wesley G. Jennings
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19
  • Total pages : 1448
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment provides the most comprehensive reference for a vast number of topics relevant to crime and punishment with a unique focus on the multi/interdisciplinary and international aspects of these topics and historical perspectives on crime and punishment around the world. Named as one of ...

Biology and Criminology

Biology and Criminology
  • Author : Anthony Walsh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-03-17
  • Total pages : 378
  • ISBN : 0123984939
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Summary : Numerous criminologists have noted their dissatisfaction with the state of criminology. The need for a new paradigm for the 21st century is clear. However, many distrust biology as a factor in studies of criminal behavior, whether because of limited exposure or because the orientation of criminology in general has a ...