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    • Aim to investigate weather testosterone is related to criminal violence and prison behaviour
      • inmates who had committed personal crimes of sex and violence had higher levels of testosterone than those who had committed property crimes of burglary and theft
      • Inmates with higher testosterone levels also violated more rules in prison, especially ones involving overt confrontation
    • 692 male prison inmates from Georgia, USA mean age 19.8yrs 1/3 white 2/3 black
    • testosterone was measured from saliva samples
      • behaviour was coded from prison records


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