Week 2 - Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
A Genetic or Biological Link?
Considering that factors such as eye color, hair color, facial features, body figures, and personality characteristics are passed down from generation to generation, could criminal behavior or criminal tendencies also be passed down? Thus, is there a genetic or biological link to understanding criminal behavior? Explain how temperament (which is determined largely by genetic or biological influences) and environmental experiences can influence the development of problematic and aggressive behavior. Watch Jon Ronson: Strange Answers to the Psychopath Test and consider your own temperament as a child and explain how it fits with your personality today.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.