A few points are essential when discussing women and violence.

Although this may seem like a solution to some, it is creating a dilemma for our society.

Second, women are just as capable as men of committing a violent act.

Thus, although it is true that adults have more control over their current environment, I believe that they are still heavily influenced by both their current environment and by past exposure to environmental factors.The social learning theory is a good way to explain the influence of environment on antisocial behavior in children, and does not necessarily have to oppose the notion of genetic influence on behavior as well.

Ordinarily these studies are used to assess the roles of genetic and environmental influences.

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Genetics and environmental factors are so intertwined, that it seems impossible to separate them in explaining how people are caused to engage in criminal acts.

This study was of particular importance because it examined the factor of separate environments.

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In Iowa, the first adoption study was conducted that looked at the genetics of criminal behavior.


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Therefore it seems obvious to reach the conclusion that an individual's antisocial or criminal behavior can be the result of both their genetic background and the environment in which they were raised. One researcher has proposed a theory relating to sociopaths and their antisocial behavior.

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Although not as widely publicized, it is the belief of the author that these same researchers also believe that environmental factors account for what cannot be explained by genes.

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An individual can inherit certain genes and when combined with the right environmental factors can lead them to engage in antisocial or criminal behavior. Although not mentioned extensively in the text of the paper, there is a great need to try and identify those individuals, especially children, who may become susceptible to certain disorders or personality traits that can lead into antisocial, delinquent, or criminal behavior.

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With the research and studies having numerous flaws and the inability to adequately separate nature and nurture, there is still a great debate between genetic and environmental factors. Researchers, however, have certainly come far in their progression, to the point where there is a large consensus of the fact that genes do influence behavior to a certain extent.

The genetic aspects of criminality.

The opposing viewpoint of environmental factors is not without its doubts either as to being the prominent factor influencing antisocial or criminal behavior of an individual.

Genetic and environmental architecture of human aggression.

Certain educational, environment enrichment programs have been shown to have a lasting effect on children if given by a certain age (Raine, Mellingen, Liu, Venables, & Mednick, 2003).