River to River
1:00 pm
Tue April 6, 2010

Career Criminals and Violence associated with climate change

Host Ben Kieffer talks with Matt DeLisi, Associate Professor of Sociology and director of the criminal justice program at Iowa State University. De Lisi's new book is "Criminological Theory: A Life Course Approach". Delisi says career criminals aren’t necessarily born that way, but it’s a sequence of events and layering of risk factors over a lifetime that mold someone into a lifelong repeat offender. Later in the hour, a look at how global climate change affects violence. A new study co-authored by Iowa State Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson shows that as the earth’s average temperature rises, so too does human "heat" in the form of violent tendencies.

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