oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - A review of the evolution and utilisation of instruments measuring intelligence within a criminological perspective
|Article Title||A review of the evolution and utilisation of instruments measuring intelligence within a criminological perspective|
|© Publisher:||Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA)|
|Journal||Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology|
|Affiliations||1 Institute for Criminology, University of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1995|
|Pages||87 - 93|
|Keyword(s)||Biological-naturalistic perspective, Cognitive aspects, Delinquent IQ scores, Hierarchy of neural functions, Intelligence, Intelligence-crime link, Language, Learning environments, Meditating, Moral development, Patterned brain activity, Problem solving and Reasoning|
As scientific concepts intelligence and crime are analogous to temperature and other scientific concepts. The difficulties in measuring them are no different from those to which the measurement of temperature and other scientific concepts give rise. Over the years the concepts of intelligence and crime have been highly controversial and a great deal of research has been conducted in their respective fields.
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