Implication on society if aggresssion is nature-based

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  • Implication on society if aggression is nature-based
    • Impulse acts of aggression
      • Males more likely to show impulse aggression
      • Under pressure/stress
      • Any impulse act will result in some sort of punishment
        • Society sees impulse aggression as choice -based
          • Nurture
      • If found to be nature-based
        • We have no choice
          • Some people say punish the 'action' not the 'cause'
        • Genes selected through evolution for survival
          • Genes controlling brain structure
            • larger Amygdala
            • Raine and Gage
            • Smaller Prefrontal cortex
              • Makes us more impulsive
          • Genes controlling Hormone levels
            • Increased testosterone levels
            • Archer
    • Control of impulsivity
      • Evolved social group survival
        • Aggressive in social group
          • Social group breaks up
            • Lowers chances of survival
        • Enlarged Prefrontal cortex
          • Reduces impulsivity
            • Reduces aggression
              • Forms stable social group
                • Increases chances of survival
                • Stabilises aggression
                  • Have a choice
                    • Nurture
                      • 'Action' should be punished
    • Evidence aggression is nature-based
      • MAOA gene
        • Nature
        • Decreases the level of a certain enzyme in the brain
          • Increasing Impulsivity and aggression
            • Gene and background interacting
              • Both nature and nurture
        • Gene and background interacting
          • Both nature and nurture
        • Activated by social deprivation
      • Implication
        • Look for biological pre-disposition
          • Intervene
        • If aggression is nature-based are they criminally responsible?
          • Unfair
            • Punishing their biology
        • Emphasis not on punishment but on treatment and therapy
          • Needs to be a change
            • Society needs to see aggression as beyond the person's control
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        • Needs to be a change
          • Society needs to see aggression as beyond the person's control
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