A Theory Explaining Biological Correlates of Criminality

  title={A Theory Explaining Biological Correlates of Criminality},
  author={L. Ellis},
  journal={European Journal of Criminology},
  pages={287 - 315}
  • L. Ellis
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • European Journal of Criminology
  • Despite major advances in understanding the biological basis of human behaviour, the most popular theories of criminal behaviour remain restricted to those that consider only learning and social environmental variables. All of these strictly environmental theories have difficulty explaining why neurological, hormonal, and other biological factors would be related to criminal behaviour, yet evidence for links between such biological factors and criminality has grown. This article puts forward a… CONTINUE READING

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