Oct 3, 2018: Crime and Genetics symposium

Hundreds of twin and adoption studies have shown human behavior is influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. Although this has also been found for antisocial and criminal behavior, the vast majority of criminological research still focuses on environmental factors only.

During this symposium, international experts from a variety of academic disciplines will show how different types of genetic studies improve our understanding of aggressive, antisocial and criminal behavior. Studies such as these shed light on the role genes play, but also offer unique opportunities to examine environmental influences, making the symposium interesting to anyone studying root causes of crime.