Genetic characteristics such as intelligence, neurobiology, and neurochemistry were once considered suitable avenues of study in the quest to explain criminal offending and violent behavior. These theories then began a slow decline as they came to be considered less than politically correct and were dropped from many scholars’ research schedules. In recent years various biological theories and explanations of crime have started to gain wider acceptance.
In your journal, reflect upon the social and ethical ramifications of a wider acceptance for biological explanations of crime. Identify how the consideration of biological explanations of crime could affect policy development, policing, and the adjudication of offenders. Your journal entry this week should be at least one page in length.
This assignment needs to have one page.
1. What is a social stigma? Is there a stigma associated with being homosexual in today’s society? Is a stigma different or the same as a deviant behavior? Where do you see us moving in the future on this point as a society? Explain.
2. Do you find evidence that the variables closely related to sexual violence (aggression) are the same as the variables related to violence overall?
Directions: Your response post should be 600 words for EACH question. Use a minimum of two peer reviewed references for both answers. There are two questions that need to be answered. Include references and citations whenever citing facts to support your position. Use APA 6th edition citations and references. Include references in the body of the answer to both questions and in a separate reference section.
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