oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - A critical re-evaluation of the value of twin studies in criminological research
|Article Title||A critical re-evaluation of the value of twin studies in criminological research|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Criminology, University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1998|
|Pages||30 - 37|
|Keyword(s)||Alcoholism, Criminal behaviour, Depression, Forensic psychiatry, Fraternal twins, Heredity, Human characteristics, Identical genetic endowment, Identical twins, Intelligence and Schizophrenia|
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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