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Criminological theory : a genetic-social approach, Tim Owen, (electronic book ;)

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Criminological theory : a genetic-social approach
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Criminological theory
Title remainder
a genetic-social approach
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Tim Owen
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eng
Summary
In an age of rapid advances in behavioural genetics, this book applies a unique genetic-social framework to the study of crime and criminal behaviour. Drawing upon evidence from evolutionary psychology and behavioural genetics, it offers an up-to-date and balanced account of the mutuality between genes and environment.
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Owen, Tim
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non fiction
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In an age of rapid advances in behavioural genetics, this book applies a unique genetic-social framework to the study of crime and criminal behaviour in areas such as critical criminology, masculinities and crime, feminist criminologies, postmodernism and post-structuralism. Moving beyond the existing theoretical obstacles confronting criminological theory including biophobia and the oversocialised gaze, this book draws upon evidence from evolutionary psychology and behavioural genetics to provide an up-to-date and more balanced account of the mutuality between genes and environment. Owen acknowledges that biological factors may 'switch on' genetic impulses to generate behaviour that can be labelled as 'criminal' when they interact with other social and psychological factors, and also considers human beings as reflexive agents with the agency to choose not to engage in criminal activities where they believe that the rewards are outweighed by negative outcomes or actions which offend moral prohibitions. Providing a new direction for criminological theorising, this book will appeal to scholars of Criminology, Sociology, Social Policy, Psychology and Philosophy
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Criminological theory : a genetic-social approach, Tim Owen, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
1. Introduction 2. Transitions in Criminological and Social Theory 3. Constructing a Genetic-Social Framework 4. An Application of the Meta Theoretical Framework to the Study of Crime and Criminal Behaviour Concluding Observations
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9781137316950
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230278509
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unspecified
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PDF.
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Criminological theory : a genetic-social approach, Tim Owen, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
1. Introduction 2. Transitions in Criminological and Social Theory 3. Constructing a Genetic-Social Framework 4. An Application of the Meta Theoretical Framework to the Study of Crime and Criminal Behaviour Concluding Observations
Control code
9781137316950
Extent
224 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230278509
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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