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    Assuming that males are more violent than females; does that mean crime has a biological rather than a social basis? Would you classify this as an individual or a societal issue? Explain.

    Give examples of theories of criminology that might explain gender differences in why certain crimes are committed. Select an example of two or three crimes to respond to this question.

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    I deem the male predisposition to crime as rooted both in biological explanations as well as social ones. Biologically, many historical theories linked skull size and body type to criminality, as evident from Constitutional theories, phrenology (craniology), and even atavism that insisted how genetic, primitive, bodily urges can propel one's criminal actions. Eugenic Criminology seeks to explain biological implications with "bad-gened" families as well genetic presence of An isolated gene and the enzyme, monoamine oxidase A (MAOA), as a link to underlying criminal tendencies, according to Jalava, Griffiths, & Maraun (2015) . The biological correlates of crime can even range from neurotransmitters to biological harms such as lead poisoning.

    The assertions of evolutionary theories of criminal behavior also intersect with these biological rationales. Experts further emphasize how genes and biological can encourage behavior, good and bad, in the fact that there is a fluid interplay exists between the two sides. People don't have the ...

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    This posting offers references and discussion to examine gender differences in criminality as well as some theories related to the biological basis of crime. 400 word are integrated.