Genetics, antisocial personality, and criminal responsibility.

S. H. Dinwiddie,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law 24(1): 95-108, 1996.
There is now substantial evidence that heritable biological factors play a role in the genesis of repetitive antisocial behavior. The differing conceptual frameworks of behavioral genetics and the law are described, and the implications that current research in behavioral genetics may have for assigning responsibility for unlawful behavior are discussed. [References: 76]