Legal implications of genetics and crime research.

  title={Legal implications of genetics and crime research.},
  author={Deborah W. Denno},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
  pages={248-56; discussion 256-64}
Two controversial topics dominate discussions of the legal implications of genetics and crime research; (1) the viability and politics of such research, which has sparked fervent debate in the USA; and (2) the current status of new or atypical criminal law defences, which would include a genetic-defect defence to criminal behaviour. This chapter begins by examining the scientifically discredited XYY chromosome syndrome defence, the major genetic-defect defence that defendants have attempted… CONTINUE READING

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