The Integration of Genetic Propensities into Social-Control Models of Delinquency and Violence among Male Youths

@article{Guo2008TheIO,
  title={The Integration of Genetic Propensities into Social-Control Models of Delinquency and Violence among Male Youths},
  author={Guang Guo and Michael E. Roettger and Tianji Cai},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={73},
  pages={543 - 568}
}
This study, drawing on approximately 1,100 males from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, demonstrates the importance of genetics, and genetic-environmental interactions, for understanding adolescent delinquency and violence. Our analyses show that three genetic polymorphisms—specifically, the 30-bp promoter-region variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) in MAOA, the 40-bp VNTR in DAT1, and the Taq1 polymorphism in DRD2—are significant predictors of serious and violent… 

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