Trait theories

Choose ONE of the following prompts, and answer it.
Find an article published in the last five years in a scholarly journal that deals with the influence of biological characteristics in criminal offending. Explain the theory tested in this article. Explain the research findings. Explain the extent to which the theory and findings from this research are similar to and different from:
Gene-based evolutionary theories, as described by Ellis and Walsh
The effects of genetics, neuroimaging, neuropsychology, psychophysiology, hormones and neurotransmitters, and early health risks, as described by Peskin et al.
The effects of personality super-traits, as described by Caspi et al.
View the video of a mini lecture by Dr. Adrian Raine on brain abnormalities and crime. Explain the research described by Raine. Explain how this research is similar to and/or different from the selections contained in Part II of Cullen and Agnew’s Criminological Theory: Past to Present.

  1. Dr. Adrian Raine, Penn Media Seminar on Neuroscience and Society (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. Dr. Adrian Raine, Penn Media Seminar on Neuroscience and Society

View the video of a mini lecture by Dr. Jonathan Moreno on the way information on the brain and behavior can and should be used for purposes of national intelligence and national security. Provide an overview of Moreno’s lecture. What is your stance on the ethics of using neuroscience in the way that Moreno discusses? Support your answer with a theoretical framework we have discussed in class. Be sure to provide evidence from the theory to support your conclusions.
Engaging Minds 2009 – Provost Price (Intro) + Jonathan Moreno (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Engaging Minds 2009 – Provost Price (Intro) + Jonathan Moreno

Sample Solution

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