Genetics and Criminality: The Potential Misuse of Scientific Information in Court

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As scientists come closer to identifying genetic markers for human behaviour, society is challenged to determine how reliable these findings might be and whether they can be used to solve real-life problems. If there are specific genes that predispose people to violence, how should the courts use this genetic information? Does it matter, in prosecution and sentencing, whether a genetic predisposition to criminality exists? How should we weigh this information against environmental influences such as poverty or physical ...

Genetics and Criminality: The Potential Misuse of Scientific Information in Court 1999, APA Books, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781557985804

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