Biological Criminal Behavior Essay

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Biological Criminal Behavior and Angela Yates

Ceretha Butler, Angela De Libero, Tameka James, Sam Price, Michael Palazuelos

CJA/314

5/20/2013
Professor Judy Mazzucca

Biological Criminal Behavior

Through-out history criminal intents have escalade from small crime to federal crimes seen in cases today. Research have proven genes influence the outcome of a behavior in a criminal behavior and the type of attach committed to his or her victim. This crimes are taught in the school of crime into five different steps to help during a crime investigation. One of these cases is Andrea Yates, who committed a horrific crime on her family. This paper will explain the changes in history of crime and the procedures done in a crime.
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103). Richard Louis Dugdale (1841-1883) published a study of a family in 1877, they were the Juke family. He followed the Juke family ancestry back to a notorious character named Max, a Dutch immigrant who landed in New York in the early 1700s.
Two of Max’s sons wed into the notorious “Juke family of girls,” six sisters, all of whom was noted to be illegitimate. Max’s male ancestors were alleged to be vicious, and one woman known as Ada had a real bad reputation and had an alias of “the mother of criminals.” At the time of the study, Dugdale was able to identify about 1,200 of Ada’s ancestors; amongst them were seven murderers, 60 habitual thieves, 90 or more other type criminals, 50 prostitutes, and 280 paupers. This research shows that a penchant for crime could be in the genes (Chapter 4, pp.104). This Enlightenment led to the development of the Classical School. According to Schmalleger (2012), in the late 1700s and early 1800s, Classical Schools were viewed as a criminological perspective that had roots in the Enlightenment and was said that humans are rational beings, that crimes are the result of an individual’s exercise of free will, and punishment is effective in reducing crime because it negates the pleasure to be derived from crime commission (Chapter 3, pg. 59). The school of Classical
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