CPSS 240 Week 2 Biological Criminal Behavior
Choose a criminal offender who committed crimes due to a biological, psychological, or rational choice condition.
Write a 1,250- to 1,400-word paper discussing the genetic or physiological evidence that supports the notion that biology or traits played a key role in explaining the offender’s criminality.
Research the behaviors that constitute the condition. Discuss in detail the specific behaviors demonstrated by the offender that align with behaviors or theories. Case examples include the following:
• Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, was reported to suffer from Asperger’s Syndrome.
• Charles Whitman, known as the Texas Tower Sniper, was found to have a tumor (discovered post-mortem), which is alleged to have played a role in his overt acts of aggression.
• Alex Hribal, arrested for the Franklin Regional High School murders, may have had a cognitive deficit issue.
Cite at least two academic sources.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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