Environmental and genetic factors in psychopathology and criminality
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Environmental and genetic factors in psychopathology and criminality by Barry Hutchings

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Published by Københavns Universitet, Institut for Klinisk Psykologi : [eksp., Njalsgade 90] in [København, S.] .
Written in English



  • Denmark.


  • Crime -- Denmark.,
  • Criminal anthropology.,
  • Adoption -- Denmark.

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Edition Notes

StatementBarry Hutchings.
LC ClassificationsHV7023 .H87
The Physical Object
Pagination130 leaves ;
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4788866M
LC Control Number75509731

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Peer Commentary. Criminality Is a Product of Genes and Environment Maureen E. Wood Rochester Institute of Technology. In considering the roles of genetics and environment on criminal behavior, or any behavior for that matter, I think the best explanation is that there is a complex interaction between one's inherited traits and the environment in which he or she lives. psychopathology has factored into the study of crime causation. While more is known about crime causation today, the question remains of whether psychopathology points toward insanity as causation, or as an excuse for illicit behavior for violent offenders. 1. Cline: Psychopathology and Crime Causation: Insanity or Excuse?   About 40% of sexual offending risk is explained by genetic factors, a statistical analysis found, and about 2% of the risk was attributed to environmental factors .   A genetic analysis of almost offenders in Finland has revealed two genes associated with violent crime. and environmental factors are also known to have a fundamental role. of genetics.

Genetic Factors of Criminal Behavior. Social Science. The book, In Cold Blood, written by Truman Capote illustrated how these two killers (a true but fictionalized story,) were both in severe accidents and did suffer from schizophenia. Criminal acts are caused by a variety of reasons, one of which is the environment in which the. A major benchmark in the understanding of psychiatric illness in children and adolescents, Developmental Psychopathology and Wellness reports on progress in identifying genetic and environmental influences on emotional-behavioral disorders. A team of 22 international authorities including many trailblazers in the field presents work that changes the way child psychiatry and clinical psychology Reviews: 1.   Criminal behavior is one of the most interesting topics in the field of psychology. Many experts believe that both environmental factors, as well as genetic factors, play an important role in a person criminal and antisocial behaviors. Such argument, of course, revives the old debate of nature versus nurture that’s been around for decades.   The truth is that children influence by both their parents’ genes as well as the environment in which they are being raised. For that reason, there is not enough evidence to show between the environment and genetic factors, which one influence criminal behavior the most. On top of all that, Laura B. et al. () and Raine A. et al. ().