About the book
Criminal sciences attempt to give an explanation of criminal phenomena, to study the personality of the offenders and their environmental context, to classify antisocial behaviors as crimes, and to regulate the enforcement of the sentence. in particular, criminal behavior analysis combines the study of psychology, motivations of deviant and violent behaviours, and the basics of the criminal justice system.
Over the years, several models and theories have been developed, with the aim of explaining the recondite nature of crime: from unifactorial to multifactorial, passing through deterministic "cause-effect" theories, up to the present day, where neuroscientific approaches are becoming increasingly popular. In this perspective, knowledge in the domain of forensic psychopathology - in relation to the assessment of imputability and social danger - become fundamental and require taking into account the innovative perspective of clinical neuropsychology.
This book aims to provide the reader with a complete overview of the current state of the art in the criminological context (from a legal, sociocultural, psychological, and medical point of view), paying particular attention to the most important evidence-based developments in this area.