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Evolutionary Criminology and Cooperation

Retribution, Reciprocity, and Crime

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Explores evolutionary criminology — a new and expanding area of criminology

  • Offers a testable (and tested) model

  • Speaks to criminologists and violence researchers

Part of the book series: Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory (FCRT)

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About this book

This book develops an evolutionary theory of crime. Both evolutionary theory and neurocriminology are growing fields that are attracting more and more interest for criminologists and wider fields alike. This book summarises important readings that relate to retribution and punishment and presents some neurocriminological findings. In addition, the book introduces a new methodology for the study of crime: a game theory experiment adapted from the field of behavioural economics. Overall, the book synthesises the key crime literature, presents a new theory of crime in a new field of evolutionary criminology and the methodology to study it, and provides empirical results in support of the theory. For any evolutionary and neuroscientist interested in deviance, this book offers a new model which is testable using more complex methods such as MRI scanners and survival simulations.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    Evelyn Svingen

About the author

Evelyn Svingen is Assistant Professor in Criminology at the University of Birmingham, UK, with an interest in evolutionary theory and the neurophysiology of crime. She received her PhD in Criminology at the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded the Cambridge International Scholarship for the promise and originality of her work.

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eBook USD 89.00
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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