CONTENTS:- Introduction; Physical factors and biological theories on criminality; Biochemical factors and nervous systems on criminality; Psychological explanation on criminality; Psychiatric explanations on criminality; society and criminology; Theories of female criminality; Feminism in criminology; Crime control theories and labeling theory Crime prevention.
The present publication is an attempt to provide the student as well as the social scientist with a relevant insight into the basic concepts and theories of criminology. Not only with this constitute an essential part of the student's introduction to a study of the subject but also furnishes the requisite overview for identifying the key areas of thought and debate in the subject in its contemporary form. The areas included for discussion are: Biological theories on criminality; biochemical factors in criminality; roles of psychology and psychiatry in criminality; society and criminality; the female criminal; crime control and crime prevention. The book will be of immense use to students and researchers in the subject as well as to social scientist, law enforcement personnel, psychologists and members of the justice system.