Genetics, antisocial personality, and criminal responsibility

Stephen H. Dinwiddie*

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-108
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Law


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