Unformatted text preview: Lombroso thought that he could predict deviant behavior based on skull and body types. Critique: Biological explanations for deviance are almost useless. There is no consistent evidence that supports the belief that social temperament is related to body type . This approach ignores the interactions of the individual with the environment. Research shows that most people, who have suspect genetic traits, are not deviant. Furthermore, the vast majority of criminals do not have irregular genetic patterns. Example: XXY Perhaps the very fact that people look different than the general population draws attention to those people. When that individual does something deviant, attention is already focused upon that individual. Previous suspicions become justified....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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