Daly and Wilson

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Turning To Crime – What Are The Causes of Criminal Behaviour?

Biology

 

3.3 Gender

 

–    In all cultures, young males appear more often in crime statistics than any other groups.

–    The figures for females are far lower.

–    The male hormone testosterone has been cited as a factor in male violence as it influences levels of aggression.

 

Daly and Wilson (2001) Investigation of gender related life experctancy

Background:

 

–    Daly & Wilson noticed that young male offenders had a ‘short term horizon’ meaning that

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