Genetic studies may predict criminal tendencies

A law professor believes genetic profiling should be used to identify children who are predisposed to violent criminal behaviors. Law professor Gary Marchant cited several studies in an October Slate Magazine article identifying gene mutations that can be linked with behavioral control problems early in human development. “In grade one or two, you start to see the kids that have problems,” Marchant said.  “Maybe we should be looking at their brains and genes as part of their treatment.”

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