Biosocial Bases of Violence

Conceptual and Theoretical Issues
  • Adrian Raine
  • Patricia Brennan
  • David P. Farrington
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 292)


One of the most surprising features of research on violence is the discrepancy between the belief that a biosocial approach to violence is important and noteworthy (Mednick & Christiansen, 1977), and the reality that there are few good examples of ongoing biosocial research into the origins of antisocial and violent behavior (Brennan & Raine, 1995). One reason for the dearth of empirical biosocial research may be due to the fact that this approach has not previously been clearly enunciated, with numerous conceptual and theoretical issues requiring clarification.


Protective Factor Antisocial Behavior Social Variable Social Risk Physical Child Abuse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Raine
    • 1
  • Patricia Brennan
    • 2
  • David P. Farrington
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Institute of CriminologyCambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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