The Biological Basis of Crime: An Article Survey and Analysis Introduction It is important to examine and evaluate perspectives which focus on the biological basis of crime, for doing so lends insight into why a person may partake in violent behavior, specifically murder. In order to evaluate these perspectives, five peer-reviewed journal articles focusing on the role biological and genetic factors may play in precipitating violent crime will be discussed, compared, and analyzed. Peter Nichols: “Body of Evidence.” In this intriguing article, neurocriminologist Peter Nichols (2009) examines the biological and genetic basis of crime from a criminology perspective and traces the progress that has been made in this field since it emerged in...The end:
..... "helping people"?Certainly, says Rafter, the new findings will provoke policy debates. Some biocriminologists hope for a future study that would identify the genetic links to psychopathology. Others foresee contributions from another emerging field, social neuroscience, which studies how biological systems influence social processes and behaviours, such as the way that humans are able to think about one another's thoughts."Unless suddenly the floor drops out of genetic and neuroscientific research, we'll probably continue to see the parallel trend in criminology," Rafter says. Genes, Evolution and Human Nature I wasn’t able to cut and paste a copy of this article here, but can be accessed at: http://www.isreview.org/issues/40/genes2.shtml.