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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Biology's part in knife, gun and other crime

Someone has posted a great piece of research on this knife crime blog about scientific / biological evidence showing how crime is likely driven by factors such as testosterone levels, low activity variant of MAO-A and cognitive ability. The gang link between IQ and joining gangs is notable and worth thinking about how to solve. Let me know what you think - this type of stuff can be quite controversial, I appreciate.

... I just spotted that the links in the post to the scientific evidence are not 'live' so here they are for your reference:

'Warrior Gene' linked to gang membership
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090605123237.htm

Ethnic factors - Black, Asian, White, Japanese etc testosterone levels
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3455741

Cognitive factors
www.psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/PPPL1.pdf
www.psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/rushtonpdfs/P&E%20Crime.pdf

Please let me know what you think too.
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