Adrian Raine, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "Autonomy of Violence." He is a well know scholar exploring the connection between biology and crime. The following two videos give a visual glimpse into a biosocial perspective of crime. While research continues to show the link between biology and crime, it can also create new ethical questions concerning the accountability of crime.
Does knowing that a person's geneticmake-up or neuro capacity influencesa person's behavior impact how/if we hold a criminalaccountable for his or her actions? In other words, if a person's biology doesn't allow a person to make the right choice (a noncriminal one), how can we as a society hold that person accountable? Isthe action "truly" their choice? We usuallydon'thold kids or people with a diminishedcapacityto the same standards, so why would this be any different?
View the video and write a 1/2 to a 1-page reaction.(from minutes 19:30 to 26:30)
Already registered? Login
Not Account? Sign up
Enter your email address to reset your password
Back to Login? Click here