Crime and Criminality: Social, Psychological, and Neurobiological Explanations

By Ehor Boyanowsky

© 2019

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
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Unprecedented in the way it draws on many different theories to explain crime and violent phenomena, this highly readable book is sure to fascinate readers.

Crime and Criminality: Social, Psychological, and Neurobiological Explanations

By Ehor Boyanowsky

© 2019

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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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Ehor Boyanowsky is a retired professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction
    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
    References
    Glossary of Terms

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