Biological influences on criminal behaviour

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6990.1332d (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1332
  1. J F Soothill
  1. Emeritus professor of immunology Axminster, Devon EX13 5RT

    EDITOR,—In his editorial on biological influences on criminal behaviour Joseph S Alper lists some examples of simply inherited metabolic defects that may be associated with criminal behaviour. He also casts doubt on the genetic interpretation of family studies of criminality (and does not point out that this is …

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