TITLE

GENETICS PREDICTIONS OF FUTURE DANGEROUSNESS: IS THERE A BLUEPRINT FOR VIOLENCE?

AUTHOR(S)
Beecher-Monas, Erica; Garcia-Rill, Edgar
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Law & Contemporary Problems;Winter/Spring2006, Vol. 69 Issue 1/2, p301
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the application of genetics for predicting dangerous behavior. The U.S. courts' applications of future dangerous forecasts from genetics in sentencing and post-sentence commitment proceedings for sex offenders and murderers are discussed. It is argued that the courts' insistence on using future dangerousness predictions is unjustified both legally and scientifically.
ACCESSION #
22712521

 

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