Biosocial Criminology: New Directions in Theory and Research

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Anthony Walsh, Kevin M. Beaver
Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group, 2009 - Social Science - 285 pages
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Designed to bring criminology into the 21st century by showing how leading criminologists have integrated aspects of the biological sciences into their discipline. This book covers behavior and molecular genetics, epigenetics, evolutionary biology, and neuroscience, and apply them to various correlates of crime such as age, race, and gender.

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Anthony Walsh (Ph.D Bowling Green State University) is Professor of Criminal Justice at Boise State University, Idaho.  He is the author or editor of more than 20 books and scores of articles and essays on the interplay of biological, social, and cultural factors involving crime and criminality.  He is author of the text Biosocial Criminology: Introduction and Integration.

http://cja.boisestate.edu/walsh.htm

Kevin Beaver (Ph.D. University of Cincinnati) is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida State University, Tallahassee.  He teaches courses on biosocial criminology and genetic / biological correlates of offending and is the author of "Do Parents Matter in Creating Self-Control in their Children? A Genetically Informed Test of Gottfredson and Hirschi's Theory of Low Self-Control", which was published in the Journal Criminology.

http://www.criminology.fsu.edu/p/faculty-kevin-beaver.php

 

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