• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

What Makes a Criminal?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

What Makes a Criminal? Genetics is the most argued point of criminology today. Some believe that genetics cause people to commit crimes. People research to find out if a certain chromosome combination will automatically will make you a criminal or not. If this is true you could see even before your child was born if it would be a criminal in society. These studies proved very successful. Here are some outcomes of the geneticist and their lab studies : One of the most used theories of why criminals commit crimes is the person's ability to commit crime is pre-determined. If that is so criminals have no choice of what they do. Some of the genetic abnormalities that would make someone pre-determined would be the XYY chromosomal structure (Not effective in women, just men). ...read more.

Middle

Therefore a person may carry the disease and it may not show for many generations and suddenly show up in someone. You can never tell unless you study the genes and DNA very closely. If genetics doesn't control crime what does? Most of the criminologist today still believe the same thing that was thought when we first started to look into crime. It's the environment and nothing else. Genetics has no play, because if you are never introduced to a life of crime you wont know what crime is, and wont be able to commit crime, but if you grow up in a house of crime they are going to comment crime due to the fact that all they know is crime and wont be able to do anything but that. ...read more.

Conclusion

The answer that most studies conclude is that of yes it does affect the way we act, but in 99% of the studies done to this day it only works in boys not in girls. Still today the scientist are trying to figure out why this is and how to find out if there is a way to curb it in them. Current government funding is limiting the amount of money that the scientist get, thus we need more funding in order to find the solution to crime throughout the world. Currently the only thing that is solving problems is education and finding good homes for these kids to live in, if this is helping that does conclude that the environment has some play in the affects of crime, to find out more on what affects crime visit Is it Genetic to see more. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Crime & Deviance section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Crime & Deviance essays

  1. "Prison makes bad people worse". Critically evaluate this statement in the light of rising ...

    One argument that attempts to justify imprisonment is the concept of Reductionism. This argument suggests that custodial sentences reduce the number of crimes committed. Those in agreement with this theory also argue that the number of crimes committed will be less if someone is punished in this manner, than there

  2. How closely was criminal activity linked to economic circumstances in early modern England?

    as characteristic of the changing fashions amongst the aristocracy and the arrival of the duel as a way of settling disputes and a recognised social institution. The aristocracy had however moved far from the 'robber baron' image of the medieval period.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work