Crime and Criminality: Social, Psychological, and Neurobiological Explanations
This informative and entertaining book, peppered with personal anecdotes, and rich in case studies, adopts an eclectic approach to studying the causes of crime. Rather than rely on one theoretical position, Boyanowsky opts to borrow from a variety of theories to arrive at the most effective answer. As a result, even seasoned veterans will learn from this book.
Crime and Criminality employs case studies, both notorious and lesser known, to bring theories to life, and to offer insight into vital contemporary topics like domestic violence, child pornography, genocide, the effect of climate change on crime, and the evolution of cybercrime. Entertaining, and accessible, and comparative in scope, this text is ideal for students and general readers interested in understanding the varied causes of crime. Instructor supports in the form of PowerPoint slides as well as introductions, and summaries for each chapter make this an ideal text for criminology courses.
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- Page Count: 288 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
Author InformationEhor Boyanowsky is a retired professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University.
Table of contentsIntroduction
Chapter One: What is a Crime, What is Not?
Chapter Two: A Multidimensional Model of Crime
Chapter Three: Explanations of Criminality
Chapter Four: Psychopathy: Dionysius and the Antihero in Society
Chapter Five: How Criminality Develops
Chapter Six: The Cognitive and Neurological Bases of Criminality
Chapter Seven: Social Criminogenic Factors
Chapter Eight: Socio-Political Criminogenic Factors
Chapter Nine: Violence in and of the Family
Chapter Ten: Climate, Aggression and Crime
Chapter Eleven: Hazardous Waste and Organized/Corporate Crime
Chapter Twelve: CyberCrime: Advancing Technology in Aggression, War, and Crime
Glossary of Terms
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