The Search for the "Born" Criminal

Lombroso and atavisms1
Foucault selection from D&P


Cohen, Patricia
2011. "Genetic Basis for Crime: A New Look." New York Times, June 19, 2011. (There is no “crime gene,” but researchers at the National Institute of Justice conference will consider looking for inherited traits that are linked to aggression and antisocial behaviors, which may lead to violent crime.)
Friedland, Steven I.
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Goleman, Daniel. 1992. "Storm Brews On Whether Crime Has Roots in Genes." New York Times, September 15, 1992
: Jones, Matthew.
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Rice, Keith E.
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Yong, Ed.
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Sampling on Dependent Variable


Ferguson,Christopher J. and Kevin M. Beaver "Natural born killers: The genetic origins of extreme violence." Aggression and Violent Behavior 14 (2009) 286–294


Cesare Lombroso: Methodological ambiguities and brilliant intuitions
U Gatti… - International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 2011 - Elsevier
Abstract This paper on Cesare Lombroso aims to assess his contribution to the
criminological sciences. Although much praised worldwide, Lombroso was also the target of
scathing criticism and unmitigated condemnation. Examination of Lombroso's method of …

Infants prefer a nasty moose if it punishes an unhelpful elephant
Hamlin, Wynn, Bloom & Mahajan. 2011. How infants and toddlers react to antisocial others. PNAS
Hamlin,J. Kiley, Karen Wynn & Paul Bloom Social evaluation by preverbal infants Nature 450, 557-559 (22 November 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature06288 SEE ALSO HARPERS FEB 2012?

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