The Psychopathology of Crime

The Psychopathology of Crime : Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 342 pages
  • 156 x 228 x 24mm | 698.53g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0125761600
  • 9780125761604

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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?
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