4. Alcohol and Violence in Evolutionary Perspective

  1. Mary McMurran
  1. Russil Durrant

Published Online: 16 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118411094.ch4

Alcohol-Related Violence: Prevention and Treatment

Alcohol-Related Violence: Prevention and Treatment

How to Cite

Durrant, R. (2012) Alcohol and Violence in Evolutionary Perspective, in Alcohol-Related Violence: Prevention and Treatment (ed M. McMurran), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118411094.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Criminology, School of Social and Cultural Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 NOV 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Clive R. Hollin3 and
  2. Mary McMurran2

Series Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, UK

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119952749

Online ISBN: 9781118411094

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Keywords:

  • alcohol and violence, evolutionary highlighting causal mechanisms;
  • evolutionary approaches to understanding human behaviour;
  • drug use, and the evolutionary approaches;
  • evolutionary framework for alcohol-related violence, four ‘pathways’;
  • evolutionary psychology in understanding human behaviour;
  • ‘gene–culture co-evolutionary theory’ or ‘dual inheritance’;
  • aggression and violence patterns, the intra-sexual selection;
  • drugs and motivational–emotional, compulsive drug use pattern;
  • ‘alcohol-related violence,’ causal models on the psychopharmacological;
  • moderating variables, and changes in social-structural conditions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Evolutionary Approaches to Understanding Human Behaviour

  • Aggression and Violence

  • Alcohol Use and Abuse

  • Alcohol-Related Violence

  • Implications for the Management of Alcohol-Related Violence

  • Summary

  • References