On entering the 21st century, the “decade of the brain” (see http://www.loc.gov/loc/brain/loc/brain) has now been followed by a “decade of behaviour” (see http://www.decadeofbehavior.org). It is thus of topical interest to consider the neurobiology of criminal behaviour, an endeavour spanning these two foci of research interest. Criminal behaviour will be looked at in the widest sense of the term, and with reference to a variety of neurobiological methodologies of contemporary interest. Our intended audience is drawn from two groups: (1) researchers in the fields of neurobiology, psychology and cognitive neuroscience, who would be interested in learning about current research in criminology and biological psychiatry; and (2) researchers in the latter fields, who would be interested in updating their knowledge to incorporate a neurobiological approach to the study of criminal behaviour.
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|Published - 2002