The criminal brain: understanding biological theories of crime

Introduction : crime, history, science -- Biological theories in the 19th-century -- Moral insanity and the origins of criminology -- Phrenology : the abnormal brain -- Criminal anthropology : the atavistic brain -- Evolutionary theories : the degenerate brain -- Stupidity theories : the backward br...

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Main Author: Rafter, Nicole Hahn (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New York [u.a.] New York University Press 2008
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Summary:Introduction : crime, history, science -- Biological theories in the 19th-century -- Moral insanity and the origins of criminology -- Phrenology : the abnormal brain -- Criminal anthropology : the atavistic brain -- Evolutionary theories : the degenerate brain -- Stupidity theories : the backward brain -- Constitutional theory : bodytypes and criminality -- Criminology's darkest hour : biocriminology in Nazi Germany -- Contemporary biocriminology -- A criminology for the 21st century
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XIV, 317 S. Ill. 23 cm
ISBN:9780814776131
0814776132
9780814776148
0814776140