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by Gail S. Anderson

eBook Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior ePub
Author: Gail S. Anderson
Language: English
ISBN: 1420043315
ISBN13: 978-1420043310
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (November 2, 2006)
Pages: 336
Category: Medicine & Health Sciences
Subcategory: Other
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 616
Formats: doc txt mbr lit
ePub file: 1497 kb
Fb2 file: 1408 kb

I purchased this book as a required text for a graduate class on human behavior and crime. I admit I was very skeptical about the effects of biology on criminal behavior, but after reading this book, I am beginning to change my views.

I purchased this book as a required text for a graduate class on human behavior and crime. In contrast to older biological theories, this text uses the risk factor approach to crime causation, which looks at biological factors and environmental influences to explain behavior. It fills in many of the blanks left by other theories.

The book begins with an introduction to the use of biology to explain crime, disposing of many historical and contemporary criticisms of such an approach. Although Anderson's stated goal of the book is to address primarily proximal biological influences on crime, the inclusion of a chapter on evolution by natural selection and its influence on criminal behaviour is welcome and useful.

Start by marking Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior as Want to Read . A professor of forensic entomology in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, Gail S. Anderson has a P. in medical and veterinary entomology

Start by marking Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. in medical and veterinary entomology. She serves as a forensics consultant to the RCMP and city police across Canada. Among her many accolades, she was listed in TIME magazine as one of top five innovators worldwide in criminal justice and recently received the Derome Award from the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences.

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Gail Anderson should be congratulated for providing a much-needed Canadian textbook on biological influences and criminal behaviour. Janne A. Holmgren, Department of Justice Studies, Mount Royal College, in Canadian Society of Forensic Science, 2007 this is a. . Holmgren, Department of Justice Studies, Mount Royal College, in Canadian Society of Forensic Science, 2007 this is an excellent book of major interest for criminologists and psychiatrists. It uses simple examples to explain complex biological paradigms and vivid case reports to reveal the influence of biology on behavior. The author shows no purpose to influence the reader

She explores studies on hormonal effects, as well as brain chemistry, and delves deeply into organic brain dysfunction. Biological influences on criminal behavior Gail Scott Anderson Snippet view - 2006. Common terms and phrases.

Gail Anderson should be congratulated for providing a much-needed Canadian textbook on biological influences and criminal . Influences on Behavior. Evidence for Genetic Predispositions for Criminogenic Behavior. Holmgren, Department of Justice Studies, Mount Royal College, in Canadian Society of Forensic Science, 2007. his is an excellent book of major interest for criminologists and psychiatrists. The author shows no purpose to influence the reader.

By: Gail S. Anderson. Publisher: CRC Press. Print ISBN: 9781420043310, 1420043315. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9781420043327, 1420043323. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9781420043310, 1420043315.

In reviewing introductory texts available to criminologists, one is left with the impression that biological factors are irrelevant to the formulation of criminal behavior. Where biology is mentioned at all, it receives infinitesimal coverage. This dearth of attention could at one time be blamed on shoddy research and the legitimate fear that evidence gathered along this path would be used to support eugenics extremists. However, in the past 20 years, tremendously valuable work has been accomplished that legitimately correlates biological factors such as genetics, biochemistry, diet, and brain disease to criminal behavior.

Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior fundamentally questions the way most criminologists attempt to explain, let alone ameliorate the problem of human criminal behavior. Written by Gail Anderson, a highly respected expert in forensics, who also brings a much-needed biological background to the task, this resource champions contemporary biological theory by introducing criminologists to areas of research they might not otherwise encounter.

Dr. Anderson discusses basic biological concepts such as natural selection and evolution in relation to behavior, and considers genetic factors including patterns of inheritance, sex-linked traits, and propensities toward aggression. She explores studies on hormonal effects, as well as brain chemistry, and delves deeply into organic brain dysfunction. She also looks at investigations into fetal conditions and birth-related difficulties, as well as research on nutrition and food allergies. While it is steeped in scientific research, the material is presented in a way that does not require a scientific background.

The author does not suggest that biology plays the major role in criminal behavior; however, her carefully researched work does prove that we can gain a far deeper and more useful understanding when we objectively assess all of the factors involved.

A professor of forensic entomology in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, Gail S. Anderson has a Ph.D. in medical and veterinary entomology. She serves as a forensics consultant to the RCMP and city police across Canada. Among her many accolades, she was listed in TIME magazine as one of top five innovators worldwide in criminal justice and recently received the Derome Award from the Canadian Society of Forensic Sciences.

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