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Evolutionary Forensic Psychology: Darwinian Foundations of Crime and Law

Joshua Duntley and Todd K. Shackelford

Abstract

The field of forensic psychology explores the intersection of psychology and the law. The purpose of this book is to examine topics in the field, using the powerful, multidisciplinary, conceptually integrated approach that the natural sciences have embraced for decades with great success. Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is the meta-theoretical framework that unifies the field of biology. It unites research with understanding of the development, control, and organization of behavior. The study of humans, which includes all of the social sciences, is part of the field of biolog ... More

Keywords: evolutionary forensic psychology, natural sciences, Darwin, theory of evolution, natural selection, behavior, study of humans, evolutionary processes, physiological characteristics, survival

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195325188
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325188.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Duntley, editor
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Todd K. Shackelford, editor
Florida Atlantic University

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