biological Explanations of offending behaviour: Genetic and neural


Evaluations of the Genetic Explinations

  • Research to support such as adoption studies e.g crowe found that 50% is at greater risk if parent is a criminal in comparision to 5% if they aren't.
  • Can genetic (and neural) explanations account for non-violent crime? can explain psychopathy (Blonigen et al) but crime is a socail construction not likely to be biologically explained
  • Problems with a determist explination- not everyone with the same…


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