Are Genes to Blame for Criminals Who Commit Violent Crimes?

October 28, 2014 12:38 PM

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Are Genes to Blame for Criminals Who Commit Violent Crimes?

Scientists from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have genetically analysed 900 violent offenders in Finland and discovered that those with two particular genes are 13 times more likely to have a history of repeated violent behaviour.

The group of criminals had committed a total of 1,154 murders, manslaughters, attempted homicides and batteries. The researchers created a profile for each criminal according to their offences, classifying them as either violent or non-violent.

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