Newswise — Matthew Robinson, a professor of criminology at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., is the author of “Why Crime? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explaining Criminal Behavior.” His book integrates risk factors identified by more than a dozen academic disciplines which have been shown to increase the odds of antisocial behavior and criminality. The book is co-authored is Dr. Kevin Beaver of the Florida State University.

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