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Biological Theories

  • By: Heather R. Tubman-Carbone
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Biological explanations of crime emphasize physiological and neurological factors that may predispose a person to commit crime. Biological theories are outgrowths of the positivist school of criminology. The advent of the scientific method during the ...

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