Drug Abuse and Antisocial Behavior

A Biosocial Life Course Approach

  • Christopher P. Salas-Wright
  • Michael G. Vaughn
  • Jennifer M. Reingle González

Part of the Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory book series (FCRT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 1-28
  3. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 29-52
  4. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 53-72
  5. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 73-91
  6. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 93-128
  7. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 129-155
  8. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 157-180
  9. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 181-195
  10. Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Michael G. Vaughn, Jennifer M. Reingle González
    Pages 197-209
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 211-219

About this book

Introduction

This book is rooted in the conviction that human biology plays a critical role in understanding drug abuse and antisocial behavior. In the same breath, however, it fundamentally affirms the importance of the many social and environmental factors that influence our behavior across the life course. The study begins with an overview of the scope of the problem of drug abuse and crime, and an examination of how these problems often feed into one another. Building upon that foundation, the focus shifts to a review of cutting-edge research on the genetics and neurobiology of addiction and antisocial behavior  across the developmental periods of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. An exploration of the implications of a biosocial life course approach in terms of drug abuse prevention, and an examination of what lies ahead for drug abuse and criminological research conclude this detailed and timely book. Policy makers, practitioners and scholars of criminology and sociology will find this of particular interest.

“Is there anything new under the sun on the topic of drug abuse? Yes! This must-read book brings together the latest science, biological, social, and life-course developmental, in one very readable package. I recommend it for experts and for students encountering the topic of drug abuse for the first time.”

Terrie Moffitt, 
Professor, Duke University and King’s College London, UK

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“A top-notch synthesis – with all the necessary nuances – of the present biosocial state of knowledge with regards to drug abuse and antisocial behavior across the life course.”

Richard E. Tremblay
Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland, and University of Montreal, Canada

Keywords

addiction antisocial behavior behavior criminology social science social theory sociology theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher P. Salas-Wright
    • 1
  • Michael G. Vaughn
    • 2
  • Jennifer M. Reingle González
    • 3
  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Saint Louis UniversitySaint LouisUSA
  3. 3.School of Public HealthUniversity of TexasTexasUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-55817-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55816-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55817-6
  • About this book