Biological Theory Continued and Criticisms of Biological Theory

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>Facial features ~ biological theory believes criminals have certain facial features such as 

  • Prominent chins
  • Lots of hair 
  • High cheekbones
  • Glinting or glassy eyes
  • Low and sleeping foreheads
  • Fleshy lips

Criticisms :

  •  Critics argue there cannot be one single gene for crime that accounts for all types of criminal behaviour- crime varies within cultures and periods of time.
  • Brain dysfunction is only evident


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