Flashcards in Chapter 12 pt. 2 Deck (14)
__ out of ___ males have an extra "y" chromosome.
Does an extra "y" chromosome in males correlate with higher crime.
-There is no evidence of this
-could be a self-fulfilling prophecy
How did the NY Schooling system try to suppress crime?
NY schooling systems, brought in a nutritionist in the 1980's.
As a result crime rates in teens dropped by thousands percent.
What is the theory between pheromones and sex offending?
Some suggest that particular men know how to copulate, find fertile women, and breed thus the violent sex offender
Testosterone is a risk factor for __________.
__________ is a risk factor for aggression.
When did testosterone peak?
peak in the mid‐teens and decline over the life course
What is the difference between base level testosterone and spike level testosterone?
Base level testosterone- is your normal level of testosterone.
Spike level testosterone is the ability to accelerate your testosterone level above your based level.
What are some examples of spiking levels of testosterone?
(1) chess players
_________ is associated with flight or fight reaction.
______ creates a relaxing affect.
True or False: there is a link between Premenstrual Stress Syndrome (PMS) and crime
False; there is no correlation between PMS and crime
What are some of the problems in biological/psychological theories?
-not good at explaining the etiology of crime
-cannot explain social spatial distribution