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NCJ Number: 41000 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR AND THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT - A PERSPECTIVE
Journal: AMERICAN BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST  Volume:20  Issue:2  Dated:(NOVEMBERDECEMBER 1976)  Pages:149-174
Author(s): C R JEFFERY
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE CRITICALLY REVIEWS THE VARIOUS EXPLANATIONS FOR AND PARADIGMS OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, INCLUDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORIES.
Abstract: THE AUTHOR ARGUES THAT LEARNING THEORIES OF BEHAVIOR HAVE TRADITIONALLY IGNORED INDIVIDUAL BIOLOGICAL AND GENETIC INFLUENCES. GLANDULAR, CHEMICAL, AND NEUROLOGICAL PROCESSES ARE SEEN AS CONTRIBUTING TO THE LEARNING OF ANY BEHAVIOR, ESPECIALLY CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR. THIS KNOWLEDGE, IT IS POSITED, COULD BE PUT TO USE IN PREVENTING AND TREATING CRIMINALS INSTEAD OF PUNISHING THEM....MSP
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Behavioral science research; Biological influences; Environmental design; Juvenile Delinquent behavior; Theory
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