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NCJ Number: 50444 Find in a Library
Title: ECOLOGIC-BIOCHEMICAL APPROACHES TO TREATMENT OF DELINQUENTS AND CRIMINALS
Corporate Author: Van Nostrand Reinhold
United States of America
Editor(s): L J HIPPCHEN
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 416
Sponsoring Agency: Van Nostrand Reinhold
New York, NY 10020
Sale Source: Van Nostrand Reinhold
135 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10020
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DEVELOPMENTS IN THE STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL AGENTS (FOODS, CHEMICAL FUMES, DRUGS, CONTAMINANTS) AND CHEMICAL IMBALANCES IN THE BRAIN AS CAUSES OF DELINQUENCY AND CRIME-RELATED BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS ARE DOCUMENTED.
Abstract: THE BOOK, WHICH IS DIRECTED TO BOTH PRACTITIONERS AND STUDENTS, PRESENTS CONTRIBUTIONS BY 21 AUTHORITIES FROM THE FIELDS OF PSYCHIATRY, CRIMINOLOGY, BIOCHEMISTRY, AND RELATED DISCIPLINES. THE HISTORY AND THEORY OF THE ECOLOGIC-BIOCHEMICAL APPROACH TO DELINQUENCY AND CRIME ARE REVIEWED. EMPIRICAL RESEARCH FINDINGS REGARDING ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS ARE REPORTED IN PAPERS ON THE ETIOLOGY OF LEARNING DISABILITIES, DRUG ABUSE, AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCY; INFORMATION PROCESSING DEFECTS IN DELINQUENTS; THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT AND RADIATION ON HUMAN HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR; ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOR; BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON VIOLENT BEHAVIOR; AND EFFECTS OF NICOTINIC AND ASCORBIC ACIDS ON THE BEHAVIOR OF INSTITUTIONALIZED DELINQUENTS. CASE STUDIES LINKING CRIME-RELATED DISORDERS SUCH AS ALCOHOLISM AND LEARNING DISABILITIES TO VITAMIN AND MINERAL DEFICIENCIES, HYPOGLYCEMIA, FOOD ALLERGIES, POLLUTANTS, VISION DEFECTS, ARTIFICIAL LIGHT SOURCES, AND LOW-LEVEL MAN-MADE RADIATION ARE RECOUNTED. SUBSEQUENT CHAPTERS DESCRIBE DEVELOPMENTS IN ORTHOMOLECULAR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, INCLUDING WORK WITH HYPERACTIVE CHILDREN, SLOW LEARNERS, ALCOHOLICS, AND PRISON INMATES. CHAPTERS ON PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION TOUCH ON PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL NUTRITION AND EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF VISUAL AND PERCEPTUAL ABNORMALITIES. A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT USING ORTHOMOLECULAR TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE RECIDIVISM AMONG DELINQUENTS IS DESCRIBED, AND A MODEL FOR DEVELOPING COMMUNITY TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR CRIMINALS AND DELINQUENTS IS PRESENTED. A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX ARE PROVIDED. FOR SELECTED READINGS, SEE NCJ 50445-50459. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--LKM)
Index Term(s): Alcoholism causes; Behavioral science research; Biological influences; Cause removal crime prevention; Environmental influences; International organizations; Socially challenged; Treatment
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