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IQ

  • By: Philip Gasper
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

An intelligence quotient (IQ) is a purported measure of an individual's general intellectual ability. Over the past century there have been repeated attempts to link low intelligence with propensity to commit criminal acts and frequent claims that some supposed racial groups ...

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