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Book Review: A Comprehensive Evolutionary Analysis of Violent Behaviors:

Book Review: A Comprehensive Evolutionary Analysis of Violent Behaviors: Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2013. 11(2): 415-416 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review A Comprehensive Evolutionary Analysis of Violent Behaviors A review of Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War. Oxford University Press: New York, 2012, 576 pp., US $142.50, ISBN # 978-0199738403 (hardcover). Kevin M. Beaver, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1127, USA. Email: kbeaver@fsu.edu Violence—whether it is committed as part of a criminal act or whether it is state- sponsored—represents one of the more intriguing yet least understood aspects of human behavior. Although the etiology of these types of violent behaviors have been discussed, debated, and empirically studied for centuries, there remains a paucity of explanations that have much merit. Perhaps part of the reason for this general lack of understanding when it comes to violent behavior is due to certain explanatory factors not being fully stud ied. Nowhere has this been more evident than when it comes to evolutionary perspectives on the understanding of human violence. Only during the past three or four decades has there been much scholarship produced arguing that certain evolutionary mechanisms are linked to violent types of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Book Review: A Comprehensive Evolutionary Analysis of Violent Behaviors:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 11 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2013

Book Review: A Comprehensive Evolutionary Analysis of Violent Behaviors:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 11 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2013

Abstract

Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2013. 11(2): 415-416 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review A Comprehensive Evolutionary Analysis of Violent Behaviors A review of Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War. Oxford University Press: New York, 2012, 576 pp., US $142.50, ISBN # 978-0199738403 (hardcover). Kevin M. Beaver, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1127, USA. Email: kbeaver@fsu.edu Violence—whether it is committed as part of a criminal act or whether it is state- sponsored—represents one of the more intriguing yet least understood aspects of human behavior. Although the etiology of these types of violent behaviors have been discussed, debated, and empirically studied for centuries, there remains a paucity of explanations that have much merit. Perhaps part of the reason for this general lack of understanding when it comes to violent behavior is due to certain explanatory factors not being fully stud ied. Nowhere has this been more evident than when it comes to evolutionary perspectives on the understanding of human violence. Only during the past three or four decades has there been much scholarship produced arguing that certain evolutionary mechanisms are linked to violent types of

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2013. 11(2): 415-416 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review A Comprehensive Evolutionary Analysis of Violent Behaviors A review of Todd K. Shackelford and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War. Oxford University Press: New York, 2012, 576 pp., US $142.50, ISBN # 978-0199738403 (hardcover). Kevin M. Beaver, College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1127, USA. Email: kbeaver@fsu.edu Violence—whether it is committed as part of a criminal act or whether it is state- sponsored—represents one of the more intriguing yet least understood aspects of human behavior. Although the etiology of these types of violent behaviors have been discussed, debated, and empirically studied for centuries, there remains a paucity of explanations that have much merit. Perhaps part of the reason for this general lack of understanding when it comes to violent behavior is due to certain explanatory factors not being fully stud ied. Nowhere has this been more evident than when it comes to evolutionary perspectives on the understanding of human violence. Only during the past three or four decades has there been much scholarship produced arguing that certain evolutionary mechanisms are linked to violent types of

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