Perspectives on Individual Differences

The Causes and Cures of Criminality

Editors: Eysenck, Michael, Gudjonsson, Gisli H. (Eds.)

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The title that the authors have chosen for this book, The Causes and Cures of Criminality, suggests that it may be just another book specu­ lating on the sociological evils that need to be put right for "everything in the garden to be lovely." If this is the expectation, the reader could not be more mistaken. The recurrent theme, in fact, is a strong accent on psychological experiments. Both authors have tackled the theoretical and practical side of crime through an exhaustive literature review of past experi­ mental work. Hans J. Eysenck has concentrated on the constitutional and biological theory of criminality, whereas Gisli Gudjonsson has con­ cerned himself more with a review of ongoing research into therapy and possible prevention of antisocial behavior. Part I goes into considerable detail on the causes of criminality, stressing much of the strangely neglected area of individual differences in personality. Research studies point to a very heavy involvement of heredity in the causation of criminality, but the authors are careful to acknowledge that much can be done environmentally to discourage a life of crime once those persons who are at risk have been identified.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Personality and Individual Differences

    Eysenck, Hans J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Constitutional Theory of Criminality

    Eysenck, Hans J. (et al.)

    Pages 17-42

  • Crime and Personality

    Eysenck, Hans J. (et al.)

    Pages 43-89

  • Criminality, Heredity, and Environment

    Eysenck, Hans J. (et al.)

    Pages 91-108

  • A Biological Theory of Criminality

    Eysenck, Hans J. (et al.)

    Pages 109-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Causes and Cures of Criminality
Editors
  • Michael Eysenck
  • Gisli H. Gudjonsson
Series Title
Perspectives on Individual Differences
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-6726-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-6726-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-42968-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3210-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 309
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics