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Title: XYY CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITY, REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Health, Education, and Welfare
Rockville, MD 20857
Publication Number: PHS 2103
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A CONFERENCE REPORT ON THE CURRENT STATE-OF-KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHROMOSOME ANOMALY INDICATES HIGH PREVALENCE RATES FOR PENAL AND MENTAL INSTITUTION INMATES.
Abstract: THIS REPORT LOOKS AT OUTSTANDING GAPS IN KNOWLEDGE RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES FOR MORE MEANINGFUL DATA COMPARISONS, AND MEDICO-LEGAL ISSUES INVOLVED IN RESEARCH. A CONSIDERABLE PORTION OF THE CONFERENCE DISCUSSED INCIDENCE AND PREVALENCE OF THE ABNORMALITY, AND THIS INFORMATION IS TABULATED AND EXPLAINED. THE XYY SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IS COMPARED TO OTHER FORMS. WHILE FURTHER RESEARCH IS NEEDED TO CONFIRM FINDINGS, STUDIES INDICATE THAT PREVALENCE RATES FOR INMATES OF PENAL AND MENTAL INSTITUTIONS ARE MUCH HIGHER THAN IN GENERAL POPULATION. APPENDICES CONTAIN BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON GENETICS AND A GLOSSARY OF SPECIALIZED TERMS.
Index Term(s): Biological influences; Crime Causes; Criminology; Genetic influences on behavior; Insanity defense; Medicolegal considerations; Nonbehavioral correlates of crime
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