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
following:

 

·        
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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