Saliva testosterone and criminal violence in young adult prison inmates.

  title={Saliva testosterone and criminal violence in young adult prison inmates.},
  author={James M. Dabbs and R L Frady and Tony Carr and Norma F. Besch},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={49 2},
Free testosterone was measured in the saliva of 89 male prison inmates. Inmates with higher testosterone concentrations had more often been convicted of violent crimes. The relationship was most striking at the extremes of the testosterone distribution, where 9 out of 11 inmates with the lowest testosterone concentrations had committed nonviolent crimes, and 10 out of 11 inmates with the highest testosterone concentrations had committed violent crimes. Among the inmates convicted of nonviolent… CONTINUE READING
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