More and more research is coming out in recent years tending to show that the subset of humanity who are violent repeat offenders may have genetic tendencies. It has long been known that the vast majority of violent crime is committed by this subset of repeat offenders.
a recent article about this research has found that there may be a genetic link to violent crime.
Are thugs BORN, not made? Genes associated with violent behaviour identified
- Experts at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden say the majority of violent crime is committed by a small group of anti-social, repeat offenders
- They have identified two genes that may be associated with extremely violent behaviour, leading them to suggest that violent criminals are born
- One of the genes is a variant of cadherin 13 (CDH13) – involved in neural connectivity – and has been linked to impulse control in violent offenders