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Criminological Theory

A Genetic-Social Approach


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tim Owen
    Pages 1-9
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 174-206

About this book


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.


Criminological theory genetics biology deviance crime sociology behavior environment evolutionary psychology genes psychology social theory Verhaltensgenetik

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Central LancashirePrestonUK

About the authors

Tim Owen is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. His recent books include Social Theory and Human Biotechnology and Reconstructing Postmodernism: Critical Debates (co-edited with Jason L. Powell), and his main research interest lies in building bridges between the biological and social sciences.

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