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The Psychopathology of Crime: Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder

  1. Jan 30, 2005 #1

    The Psychopathology of Crime : Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder
    by Adrian Raine

    "Editorial Reviews

    From Book News, Inc.
    Raine (psychology, U. of Southern California) synthesizes the growing body of knowledge on the biological basis of criminal behavior, and queries whether consistent criminal behavior can be considered a psychological disorder on the same level as depression and anxiety (a separate issue, she makes clear, from the high degree of other mental disorders among criminals). Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

    Product Description:
    This lauded bestseller, now available in paperback, takes an uncompromising look at how we define psychopathology and makes the argument that criminal behavior can and perhaps should be considered a disorder. Presenting sociological, genetic, neurochemical, brain-imaging, and psychophysiological evidence, it discusses the basis for criminal behavior and suggests, contrary to popular belief, that such behavior may be more biologically determined than previously thought.

    Key Features
    * Presents a new conceptual approach to understanding crime as a disorder
    * Provides the most extensive review of biological predispositions to criminal behavior to date
    * Presents the practical implications of viewing crime as a psychopathology in the contexts of free will, punishment, treatment, and future biosocial research
    * Includes numerous tables and figures throughout
    * Contains an extensive reference list
    * Analyzes the familial and extra-familial causes of crime
    * Reviews the predispositions to crime including evolution and genetics, and the neuropsychological, psychophysiological, brain-imaging, neurochemical, and cognitive factors"
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