The Psychopathology of Crime : Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder
Taking an uncompromising look at how we define psychopathology this book makes the argument that criminal behaviour can - and perhaps should be - considered a disorder. Presenting sociological, genetic, neurochemical, brain-imaging, and psychophysiological evidence, it discusses the basis for criminal behaviour and suggests, contrary to popular belief, that such behaviour may be more biologically determined than previously thought.
- Hardback | 342 pages
- 156 x 228 x 24mm | 698.53g
- 01 Dec 1993
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Crime and the nature of psychopathology; crime in the context of evolution; genetics; neurochemistry; neuropsychology; brain imaging. psychophysiology. other biological factors; head injury; pregnancy and birth complications; physical appearance, hormones, diet, and lead; cognitive deficits; familial influences; extra-Familial influences; is crime a disorder?