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Biosociology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 306

Biosociology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-09-08
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Anthony Walsh bridges the divide separating sociology from biology—a divide created in the late nineteenth century when sociology emerged from the fields of social theory and philosophy. Walsh focuses on the viewpoint held by former American Sociological Association president Douglas Massey: sociologists have allowed the fact that we are social beings to obscure the biological foundations upon which our behaviour ultimately rests. Walsh argues that sociology has nothing to fear and a wealth of riches to gain if it pays attention to the theories, concepts, and methodologies of the biological sciences. Both study the same phenomena. Beginning with an examination of the reasons why we need a ...

Race and Crime
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 160

Race and Crime

This book examines the incendiary issue of racial variation in crime rates in the United States and in many other countries using a variety of data sources. It examines the latest genetic data asserting the reality of the concept of race, and various lines of evidence from population genetics, evolutionary biology, and anthropology pertinent to the evolution of racial differences in behaviour. Because males of African descent commit a disproportionate number of crimes in all countries where crime rates are classified by racial categories are available, the emphasis is on explaining black crime relative to white and Asian crime. In addition to run-of-the-mill street crimes, racial differences...

Criminology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 666

Criminology

Criminology: A Global Perspective is an excellent teaching tool, explicitly written to provide the broadest coverage of any criminology text available, including research examples from around the world. The discussions acquaint students with numerous "correlates of crime" including: demographics, ecology, macroeconomics, family, institutions, behavioral and mental health, and biology. Understanding of these correlates is then used extensively to assess the merit and shortcomings of each criminological theory. Careful attention is given not only to traditional criminological theories, but also to more recent theories that hypothesize on the involvement of brain functioning patterns and evolutionary factors as causes of criminal behavior. This text covers criminal and delinquent behavior as well as clinical forms of antisocial behavior.

Science Wars
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Science Wars

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-28
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Few issues cause academics to disagree more than gender and race, especially when topics are addressed in terms of biological differences. To conduct research in these areas or comment favorably on research can subject one to scorn.When these topics are addressed, they generally take the form of philosophical debates. Anthony Walsh focuses upon such debates and supporting research. He divides parties into biologists and social constructionists, arguing that biologists remain focused on laboratory work, while constructionists are acutely aware of the impact of biologists in contested territories.Science Wars introduces the ideas motivating the parties and examines social constructionism and i...

Introduction to Criminology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 621

Introduction to Criminology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-12-09
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  • Publisher: SAGE

A unique text/reader that takes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminology Providing an affordable alternative to the standard textbook, this new edition of the authors’ popular text/reader provides instructors and students the best of both worlds – authored text with carefully selected accompanying readings. Now thoroughly updated with new articles, new content, and new statistics, tables, and figures, this Second Edition provides an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality that incorporates the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and the neurosciences. The new edition is divided i...

Love
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 318

Love

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Love is a little word with a universe of meanings and has engaged people's interest throughout human history. The need to give and receive love lies deep within human nature. Philosophers, poets, theologians, sociologists, and scientists have all attempted to explain its exact origin, but is it an evolutionary adaptation, or a social construct?Walsh discusses that the nature of and need for love has biological origins. He draws upon Darwin's sexual selection theory to define the perceptions of love by infants through the process of experience-dependent brain wiring. He observes that mother love makes a child capable of loving and that father love makes a child feel worthy of love. He apprais...

The Science of Love
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

The Science of Love

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1996-09-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Gathers research from the fields of biology, genetics, psychology, and sociology in an examination of the meaning and importance of love

Corrections: The Essentials
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Corrections: The Essentials

Corrections: The Essentials, is a comprehensive, yet compact version of corrections by two esteemed authors who are experts in the field. The text addresses the most important topics in corrections in a shorter and more cost-effective format. The Second Edition continues to cover the history, development, and future of corrections as well as provides new coverage of Ethics and the Death Penalty. The book’s brevity makes it an excellent core textbook that can easily be supplemented with additional reading materials.

Criminology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 311

Criminology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-10-11
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  • Publisher: SAGE

Criminology: The Essentials presents a well-written overview of the major theoretical perspectives and crime types discussed in most introductory criminology classes. It covers the most up-to-date theories and research in a concise manner in a cost-effective format. Each chapter in the book includes chapter-opening vignettes, interesting photos, many tables and figures to engage students interest. In the often-difficult theory chapters are concluding Policy and Prevention sections, and summary tables to compare and contrast the theories presented. to promote a deep understanding of the concepts presented.

Law, Justice, and Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

Law, Justice, and Society

An accessible and lively introduction to the field, Law, Justice, and Society: A Sociolegal Introduction, Fourth Edition, explores the relationship between legal systems and other social institutions using a distinctive sociological point of view. Authors Anthony Walsh and Craig Hemmens provide detailed discussions of the various ways in which law impacts people based on race, class, gender, and age while also introducing students to the origins of the law, the history and development of the American legal system, the sociology of law, court structure, and the difference between civil and criminal law.