Autor: Russil Durrant
ISBN-13: 9783319644271
Einband: Book
Seiten: 224
Format: 221x159x20 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Religion, Crime and Punishment

An Evolutionary Perspective
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Discusses the important role that religion plays in criminal behaviour and the criminal justice system
1. Why Religion Matters.- 2. Evolutionary Approaches to Understanding Religion.- 3. Religion, Crime, and Prosocial Behaviour.- 4. The Dark Side of Religion? Prejudice, Intergroup Conflict, and War.- 5. Religion, Punishment, and the Law.- 6. Religion, Rehabilitation, and Reconciliation
This book provides a critical discussion of the way in which religion influences: criminal and antisocial behaviour, punishment and the law, intergroup conflict and peace-making, and the rehabilitation of offenders. The authors argue that in order to understand how religion is related to each of these domains it is essential to recognise the evolutionary origins of religion as well as how genetic and cultural evolutionary processes have shaped its essential characteristics. Durrant and Poppelwell posit that the capacity of religion to bind individuals into socially cohesive 'moral communities' can help us to understand its complex relationship with cooperation, crime, punishment, inter-group conflict and forgiveness. An original and innovative study, this book will be of special interest to criminologists and other social scientists interested in the role of religion in crime, punishment, intergroup conflict and law.
Autor: Russil Durrant, Zoe Poppelwell
Russil Durrant is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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Autor: Russil Durrant
ISBN-13:: 9783319644271
ISBN: 3319644270
Erscheinungsjahr: 03.11.2017
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Gewicht: 445g
Seiten: 224
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 17000, 1st edition
Sonstiges: Buch, 221x159x20 mm, Bibliographie