The Implications of Biological Predictors of Crime

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The Implications of Biological Predictors of Crime

There is a rapidly growing body of research indicating that biological, specifically genetic, factors may predispose an individual toward criminal behavior. A predisposition, however, does not imply a direct cause of criminal behavior. Therefore, there are a host of ethical concerns related to using these biological factors. Some argue the benefits while others argue the dangers of using biological factors to predict criminal behavior.

For this Discussion, consider biological factors and if they should be used to predict criminal behavior.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post your position on whether biological factors should be used to predict criminal behavior and explain why. Include in your explanation references to benefits or dangers of using these factors to predict criminal behavior.  http://mym.cdn.laureate-media.com/2dett4d/Walden/CRJS/6137/05/mm/video/index_week5.html


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