Unformatted text preview: distributions of constitutional factors "Crime cannot be understood without taking into account individual predispositions and their biological roots." Problems: 1. Emphasis placed on Weak Evidence 2. Much depends on how crime is defined 3. Given Lack of Controls, Idea of "Independent Heredity Effect" not possible to state 4. Lack of Consideration of intervening variables over-emphasizes these Characteristics 5. Even if Biological Effects are evident, we don’t know the priority or strength of that effect...
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- Winter '09
- Sociology, James Q. Wilson, account individual predispositions