Scientific Proof of Genetic Link to Criminality Making Egalitarians Nervous

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Blacks are overrepresented in prison relative to their numbers in the general population. Of course, our liberal friends say that’s because of white oppression and racism.

Scientists have a different take. And that is surely making the left nervous. Look for studies linking criminality to genes carried by blacks to be quashed before they get started.

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It’s a mathematical reality that the American criminal justice system disproportionately punishes poor people and black people.

But at the same time, the population of people who end up in prison do share some traits. And scientists have now traced one common criminal trait to specific genes.

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is wildly overrepresented in prisons. Take a crowd of 100 people of the street, and chances are just one to three of them will have ASPD. Take 100 people from a prison, and you can expect 40 to 70 of them to have the disorder.

That’s significant, because ASPD has been linked with aggression, irritability, disregard for rules, disregard for other people, and dishonesty.

It’s a controversial diagnosis — broad, ill-defined, and overlapping heavily with other disorders like psychopathy.

But there’s reason to take it seriously. Twin studies suggest that genetics explain about half of the variance in ASPD diagnoses, and environmental factors the other half. And a new study has begun the task of identifying which genes are most likely involved in ASPD, with significant success.

An international team of Finnish, American, British, and Swedish researchers examined data from the Finnish CRIME sample — a database of psychological tests and genetic material from 794 Finnish prisoners taken between 2010-2011.

The findings of this study cannot be implemented for any prediction purposes, or brought into courthouses to be given any legal weight.

Of the 794 prisoners, a full 568 screened positive for ASPD. By comparing that group’s genetic material to a large control sample from the general population, the researchers identified a number of genes that may play a role in at least some ASPD cases.

The study’s results are interesting in and of themselves — advancing our understanding of ASPD from Genetics seem to play a role to These genes seem to play a role. This seems to be the first time researchers have made this leap with a personality disorder.

But just as interesting are the concerns the researchers express about how their research might be misused.

“The findings of this study cannot be implemented for any prediction purposes, or brought into courthouses to be given any legal weight,” they write.

In the past, claims about specific genes and violence have been — in the researchers’ words — “misused” by prosecutors as evidence that defendants are violent. And as more studies like this one link specific genes to the potential for violence, that danger only grows.

There are valid, important reasons for scientists to deepen their understandings of disorders like ASPD, but also real dangers of people’s genes being used as evidence that they are criminals.

Our ancestors had it right when they recognized the importance of eugenics and acted on it by sterilizing the mentally defective. Although as a general principle I do not favor abortion, you might ask yourself if the world would be better off without ___________________ ever being born. Fill in the name of your favorite villain–Hitler, Stalin, Obama, Hillary, Lincoln, etc. Would your morality dictate that any of these people never have been born?

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There are several links at Yahoo, including this link to a ASPD factsheet.

6 thoughts on “Scientific Proof of Genetic Link to Criminality Making Egalitarians Nervous

  1. Pingback: Scientific Proof of Genetic Link to Criminality Making Egalitarians Nervous | zooforyou

  2. “But just as interesting are the concerns the researchers express about how their research might be misused. ”

    Scientists are supposed to be intelligent. Yet they did not consider this before startling their research? They are afraid the truth might be misused. Yet right now lies are being misused, is that not worse? It is significant they did their research in a very white country, Finland, with very few Coons. Why not Sweden, France or the USA?

    • This Finnish research story has been kicking around the Internet for a week or two. I finally got around to posting it late in the game. One reason I tarried is that a study that attempted to project proportions of ASPD to the different races would be more interesting than the study that was done. I guess no one wants to say that blacks are genetically inclined to commit crime at the highest rate of any race.

  3. My stance is that generalization is extremely unfair, but often when numbers are obvious we have to go with it. I don’t need high science to conclude that Blacks are substantially more prone of ASPD from Whites. Evidence – Abundance of Youtube videos with massive Nigger-Negress chimpouts and Black on White crime. It’s more than enough for qualified conclusion.

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