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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health