SOC 2760 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Twin Study, Psychopathology, Femicide

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Biological explanations of homicide fiona brookman. Physical characteristics such as lower jaws, big ears, thin lips, curly black hair and aquiline noses. There was also a focus on certain body builds associated with crime. Claim that murderers were older, larger in the chest, broader in the jaw and with heavier shoulders, when compared with other criminals. Later research suggested that (cid:272)ri(cid:373)i(cid:374)als (cid:449)ere ph(cid:455)si(cid:272)all(cid:455) (cid:862)superior(cid:863) Wilson and hernstein individuals differ in their underlying criminal tendencies, and that whether a person chooses to commit crime or not in a given situation depends upon whether the perceived benefits outweigh the perceived potential costs. People with low iq are more likely to commit a crime. Constitutional factors = physical appearance, genes, intelligence, and personality. Gottfreson and hischi: argue that people differ in their underlying criminal propensities. Involved the comparison of levels of criminality among genetically identical (mz) and non-identical twins (dz)

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