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r/K Theory

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

r/K theory, derived from evolutionary biology, describes a continuum of reproduction strategies. Species on the r-strategy end of this continuum reproduce quickly, in large numbers, and spend little time nurturing their young, while K-strategy animals reproduce slowly, in low numbers ...

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