Key Issues in Studying the Biosocial Bases of Violence

  • David P. Farrington
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 292)


In this chapter, I will attempt to summarize some of the key issues arising in the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Biosocial Bases of Violence. However, it is not possible to convey in graphic detail the many vigorous yet constructive exchanges that took place. The Institute was very successful in bringing together biological and psychosocial researchers, including both leading scholars and young scientists. The multi-disciplinary nature of the meeting was important in exposing biological and psychosocial approaches to productive critiques and thoughtful points from other disciplines. I hope that this resulting volume will be seen as a showcase of the best current biosocial research and that it will stimulate even more fruitful collaborative efforts in the future.


Antisocial Behavior Income Person Psychosocial Variable High Heart Rate Individual Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Farrington
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  1. 1.Institute of CriminologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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