Forensic Psychology

Causes of Antisocial Traits

What role does environment play in the development of antisocial traits?

Environment plays an extremely important role in the development of antisocial traits. It is no coincidence that most of the people in jail for violent crimes come from lower socioeconomic levels and disadvantaged communities. Even though we are continually learning more about the biological and genetic contributions to antisocial behavior, it is critical to keep in mind that environment greatly shapes all aspects of human behavior. Environment even shapes much of human biology, including gene expression.


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