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Crime Result from an Interplay Between Nature and Nurture

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“Crime results from interplay between genes and environment”. Discuss

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Submitted to Miss Boodhun Komal on the 30th of October 2012

TABLE OF CONTENT
Pages 1. INTRODUCTION……………………………………………..... 3 2. GENES…....…………………………………………………….....4 3. TWIN STUDIES…………………………………………………7 4. ADOPTION……………………………………………………....9 5. HORMONAL & CHROMOSONAL DEFFICIENCIES...........11

6. FAMILY………………………………………………………….17 7. POVERTY……………………………………………………….19 8. SCHOOL…………………………………………………………21 9. SCHOOL & SUBCULTURES………………………………….22 10. INTELLIGENT QUOTIENT…………………………………..25 11. LABELLING THEORY………………………………………..27 12. MEDIA…….……………………………………………………. 29 13. CONCLUSION…………………………………………………...31 14. ACKNOLEDGMENT…………………………………………...32 15. REFERENCES…………………………………………………..33

Introduction

Through time, in any society there has always been the interrelation between conformity and non-conformity. This has been a dynamic phenomenon in all societies whereby some individuals could at some point of their life choose to become criminals or not. The thing is each society defines its own perception of non-conformity which is directly affected by the pre-established norms or regulations of the particular dominant society. Through time the interest in Criminal behaviour has gone stronger and stronger. Many observed and made conclusions, devised theories and offered solutions to the different possible conducive reasons for an individual to engage in “rebellious” actions. The two main factors which were established by studies were the “Nature and Nurture” concepts. Those two were the object of many debates and interrogations by different experts like Albert Cohen, Cesare Lombroso and Howard Becker. But still today no one can describe the real sources...