Crime Theories

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Various Theories of Crime Causation vickie murphy
AIU online
E.Hale
2/19/12

Abstract
Within this paper we will discuss the merits of the idea that genetics are a source for criminal behavior. As well as some of the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence surrounding genetics and crime and In closure what would be some of the repercussions in the criminal justice field if the existence of the criminal gene is proven to be true.

Theories of Crime Causation

To begin to understand the idea of genetics and to line those up to criminal behavior would be to look much deeper into a person’s genetic nature. There are so any leading factors that it would be hard to pin point one exact gene to say that is the criminal gene. Although
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