Topic E: Biological Explantions For Criminality.

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  • There are many ways to see if criminality has a biological basis.
  • We can compare the family trees of criminals and non-criminals -- If many criminal's relatives are also criminals, there might be a biological link. Fewer criminal relatives, the weaker the link.
  • Twin Studies -- Monozygotic twins share the exact same genes. Christiansen (1977) found that from 3586 pairs of twins, if an identical twin was a criminal 52% of the time the other twin was…




A simple but effective summary of the biological explanations of criminality.