Behavioral Genetics and Crime, in Context
Owen D. Jones
Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences
Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 69, pp. 81-100, 2006
This Article provides an introduction to some of the key issues at the intersection of behavioral genetics and crime.
It provides, among other things, an overview of the emerging points of consensus, scientifically, on what behavioral genetics can and cannot tell us about criminal behavior. It also discusses a variety of important implications (as well as complexities) of attempting to use insights of behavioral genetics in legal contexts.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: genetics, behavioral genetics, DNA, neuroscience, law, crime, behavior, biology, evolution, violence, Landrigan, free will, responsibility, behavioral biology, parity principle, behavioral ecology, predispositions
JEL Classification: K00, K14, K42, K40Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 9, 2007
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