Criminal Minds - Professor Glenn D Wilson

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What makes a criminal? Are they born or made? Professor Wilson examines the evidence:

How do personality, social deprivation and upbringing affect criminality? Is crime due to economic need, a failure of conscience or a need for excitement?

If genetic contributions or brain damage can be established should they be taken to reduce culpability? What is prison for and are there alternative punishments that are more effective? Can criminals be reformed, or simply contained?

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