The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 31, 2002 - Medical - 275 pages
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Criminological theory dating back one hundred years has been aware of the need to develop a neurobiology of extroversion, impulsivity, frontal-lobe dysfunction, and aggressive behavior, yet in the twentieth century criminologists have largely forsaken this psychobiological legacy.
The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior looks at this legacy with reference to a variety of neurobiological methodologies currently in vogue. The authors are all distinguished researchers who have contributed considerably to their respective fields of psychiatry, psychology, psychobiology, and neuroscience.
 

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Contents

Criminality Personality and Cognitive Neuroscience
xxi
Personality and Psychopathy Shared Behavioral and Biological Traits
23
Genetics of Sensation or Novelty Seeking and Criminal Behavior
47
Behavioral Genetics and Crime
77
Cognitive Antecedents of Violence and Aggression
107
Brain Injury as a Contributory Factor in Offending
133
Neurocognitive Models of Acquired Sociopathy and Developmental Psychopathy
153
Psychophysiological Correlates of Antisocial Behavior A Central Control Hypothesis
183
Serotonergic Metabolism and ViolenceAggression
227
Name Index
247
Subject Index
265
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