oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - A critical re-evaluation of the value of twin studies in criminological research

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



The effect of genetic factors on human behaviour has been recognised for a long time. One of the methods that has been used extensively to study the relationship between heredity factors and the exhibiting of criminal behaviour is the twin study. A critical re-examination and re-evaluation of this method will be the focus of this article.

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