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NCJ Number: 229445 Find in a Library
Title: Intersection of Genes and Neuropsychological Deficits in the Prediction of Adolescent Delinquency and Low Self-Control
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:54  Issue:1  Dated:February 2010  Pages:22-42
Author(s): Kevin M. Beaver; Matt DeLisi; Michael G. Vaughn; John P. Wright
Date Published: February 2010
Page Count: 21
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Gottfredson and Hirschi,s A General Theory of Crime, Moffitt,s developmental taxonomy theory, and Caspi et al.'s Gene x Environment study are three of the most influential pieces of contemporary criminological scholarship, but even so, there has been little attempt to integrate and empirically assess these three perspectives simultaneously; this article addresses this gap in the literature by analyzing phenotypic and genotypic data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health).
Abstract: The results revealed that all three perspectives have considerable empirical support, where neuropsychological deficits interact with the MAOA genotype to predict adolescent delinquency and levels of self-control for White males. The theoretical implications of the findings are noted. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency factors
Index Term(s): Biological influences; Caucasian/White Americans; Crime causes theory; Emotional disorders; Juvenile delinquency theory; Male juvenile delinquents; Neurological disorders
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