In any criminal matter where charges are filed, factors related to evidence, motive and intent must be thoroughly investigated and considered. Professionals like criminologists and psychologists are routinely called upon to investigate criminal activities to determine why an individual may have committed a crime and how to prevent similar crimes from occurring. However, what if some individuals are genetically predisposed to engage in criminal activities?
A recent study conducted by Swedish researchers looked at the role genetics may play in predisposing some individuals to engage in violent criminal acts. The study's findings are noteworthy as researchers identified two distinct genes that appear to be linked to an increased penchant for engagement in violent behavior.