Predisposition to criminality: Swedish adoption studies in retrospect.

  title={Predisposition to criminality: Swedish adoption studies in retrospect.},
  author={Michael Bohman},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
  pages={99-109; discussion 109-14}
The predisposition to criminality was studied in 913 women and 862 men from the Stockholm Adoption Study. Different genetic and environmental antecedents influenced the development of criminality, depending on whether or not there was associated alcohol abuse. Male alcoholic criminals often committed repeated violent offences, whereas non-alcoholic criminals characteristically committed a small number of petty property crimes. These non-alcoholic petty criminals more often had biological… CONTINUE READING