5 - Biological Theories and Research

Socially shortcomings of early biological work

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Unformatted text preview: n in a socially aseptic environment.” socially Shortcomings of Early Biological Work Biological • • • • Some proneness to tautology No or inadequate control groups Exaggerated differences Lack of attention to social Lack environment environment Contemporary Directions Contemporary 1. Biochemistry and Crime • Nutrition Nutrition • Hormonal levels • Environmental toxins • Prenatal problems • Neurotransmitter Neurotransmitter irregularities (e.g., Ellis) irregularities Contemporary Directions Contemporary 2. Neurological Dysfunction 3. Genetics Genetics Research Genetics • XYY Chromosome Pattern • Twin Research Twin Concordance Rates Concord...
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