CJA 314 Week 2 Learning Team Paper - Biological Criminal Behavior

Choose a criminal offender who committed
crimes due to a biological reason.


Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper
discussing the genetic or physiological evidence that supports the notion that
biology played a key role in explaining the offender’s criminality.


Research the
behaviors that constitute psychopathy. Discuss in detail the specific behaviors
demonstrated by the offender that align with behaviors indicative of a
psychopathic individual. Case examples include the


Andrea Yates and the documented
evidence of psychiatric issues, including post-partum depression, prior to the
murders of her five children


Charles Whitman, known as the
Texas Tower Sniper, and the presence of a tumor discovered post-mortem alleged
to have played a role in his overt acts of aggression


John Hinckley, Jr. and the
documented evidence of psychiatric issues leading to his controversial insanity
defense in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan


Format your paper
consistent with APA guidelines.
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