This book offers a fresh perspective on the controversial topic of criminal and antisocial behavior. It synthesizes findings from behavioral and population genetics, evolutionary biology and criminology and presents the latest findings in twin studies, adoption cohort studies, molecular genetics and animal models for human aggression. Also included is a detailed analysis of the legal implications of genetics and crime research and strategies for rehabilitation.
Partial table of contentsDevelopmental Perspective: Genes, Environments and Interactions (R. Cairns). A Twin Study of Self-Reported Criminal Behaviour (M. Lyons). GENERAL DISCUSSION II. Predisposition to Criminality: Swedish Adoption Studies in Retrospect (M. Bohman). Assessing the Role of Genetics in Crime Using Adoption Cohorts (P. Brennan, et al). GENERAL DISCUSSION III. MAOA Deficiency and Abnormal Behaviour: Perspectives on an Association (H. Brunner). GENERAL DISCUSSION IV. Chronic Problems in Understanding Tribal Violence and Warfare (N. Chagnon). The Implications for Responsibility of Possible Genetic Factors in the Explanation of Violence (J. Glover). Legal Implications of Genetics and Crime Research (D. Denno). Indexes.