“Are criminals born or made?”

Due Date: November 25th

This is the question that you are considering in your project for this unit. I’m hoping that by the end of this first unit you’ll realise that it’s probably not going to be a simple answer. The origins of violent crime are complex and your answer should reflect these complexities.

While the focus of this unit has been on biological factors, this doesn’t necessarily mean that violent criminals were born that way; there are ways our environment can influence biological development (and even genetic influences).

  • You must use psychological research to support your answer.
  • Avoid long summaries of studies and focus on applying the results of those studies to answering the question!

Make sure you have submitted your work to turnitin.

This document has more information about the assessment.