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Evolution and the Prevention of Violent Crime

Roach, Jason and Pease, Ken (2011) Evolution and the Prevention of Violent Crime. Psychology, 2 (4). pp. 393-404. ISSN 2152-7180

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    Abstract

    This paper suggests how violence prevention can be better informed by embracing an evolutionary approach to understanding and preventing violent crime. Here, ethical crime control through an evolutionary lens is consid-ered and speculation is offered as to what an evolution-evidenced crime reduction programme might look like. The paper begins with an outline of the current landscape of crime prevention scholarship within criminology and presents some possible points of contact with actual or possible violence reduction practice, including child homicide and violence against women. The paper concludes with suggestions for an ethical research agenda for reducing violence, whereby it is hoped that an audience of open-minded criminologists and diverse students of evolution may lend a hand in increasing the sophistication of the criminological study of violence prevention.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
    Date Deposited: 31 May 2012 12:51
    Last Modified: 29 Apr 2014 16:14
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13779

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