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Title: Understanding and Preventing Violence, Volume 2: Biobehavioral Influences
Corporate Author: National Research Council
United States of America
Editor(s): A J Reiss Jr; K A Miczek; J A Roth
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 560
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
National Academies Press
Washington, DC 20001
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Research Council
Washington, DC 20001
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA 22230
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: ISBN 0-309-04649-1
Sale Source: National Academies Press
500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Keck 360
Washington, DC 20001
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This second volume of a panel study on understanding and preventing violence presents the commissioned reviews of research on biological influences on violent or aggressive behavior.
Abstract: An overview of biological influences on violent behavior considers research pertinent to genetic mechanisms, neurochemical mechanisms, brain mechanisms, and hypoglycemia and diet. The next paper reviews the available statistical evidence on genetic contributions to the probability of violent and related behaviors. This is followed by a discussion of the available research on features of brain structure and functioning that have been implicated in aggressive behavior. A third paper summarizes research on the roles of hormonal and neurological interactions in violent behavior. Research on animal and human subjects that has identified the neurochemistry of violence and aggression is reviewed, along with its implications for the management of these behaviors. The concluding paper provides an overview of research on dietary influences on violent behavior. Chapter references and a subject index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Biological influences; Crime prevention measures; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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