After Wednesday's discussion I was very curious about whether or not our genes really do influence people's criminal behavior. It is weird to think that criminal behaviors are being blamed more and more on a persons background especially genes. I found this article from Medical News Today about a test that was done to help decide if genes do influence criminal behavior. The debate about it being nature or nurture is still out there. The research was based off of 3 pathways of crime in a twin methodology. The results ended up being equal between influences from environment and genetics. But researchers are still determined that the bringing up of a human being influences the crimes that humans commit. --what do you think: is it nature or nurture?
My first instinct was that all actions taken by people are environmental but after reading the article I have mixed feelings. All the points that were made for why its genetic or why it was the environment all make perfect sense. The thing is we all grow up from different backgrounds, criminals come from good and bad backgrounds, don't they? Do you think there is a specific gene for crime? If not, then why do these studies continue?