Genetic & Environmental Influences on Criminal Behaviour

Calcutta Law Times, Vol. 1, pp. 36, March 2011

12 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2012

See all articles by Dr. Nirmal Chakraborty

Dr. Nirmal Chakraborty

KIIT University - KIIT School Of Law

Pratyush Nath Upreti

Sciences Po Law School

Anoop Mishra

KIIT University - KIIT School Of Law

Date Written: December 13, 2012

Abstract

Several genetic research characterize at aiming the existence of genetic influence on criminal behaviour. Studies on twins also play a major role in determining the existence of such theories. Physical and mental disorders too contribute to such behaviors. Nonetheless researchers also prove the effect of environment on the criminal behavior. In contrary to it researchers also prove that not in all cases that the relevant environmental factors do influence the criminal behavior. The interaction of genetic-environment factors also contribute majorly to such criminal behavior. The relevancy of such biological and environmental testimony can play a major role while dealing with criminal cases.

Keywords: heritability, criminal behaviour, gene-environment interaction, criminal testimony

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Chakraborty, Dr. Nirmal and Upreti, Pratyush Nath and Mishra, Anoop, Genetic & Environmental Influences on Criminal Behaviour (December 13, 2012). Calcutta Law Times, Vol. 1, pp. 36, March 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2188834

Dr. Nirmal Chakraborty

KIIT University - KIIT School Of Law ( email )

Patia
P.O. KIIT
Bhubaneswar, Orissa 751024
India

Pratyush Nath Upreti (Contact Author)

Sciences Po Law School ( email )

27 rue Saint-Guillaume
Paris, 75337
France

Anoop Mishra

KIIT University - KIIT School Of Law ( email )

Patia
P.O. KIIT
Bhubaneswar, Orissa 751024
India

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