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
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