Biocriminology

BIOCRIMINOLOGY 4

seeks to connect disruptive or violent behavior to inheritance,environment, eating habits and genetics. Studies indicate that peoplewith allergy to foods, defective endocrine system, hypoglycemia,abnormal testosterone levels and high sugar and caffeine levels areprone to crime (Schmalleger, 2012).

Thebehavior of a person is shaped by punishment, reward and association(Schmalleger, 2012). Behavior shapes a person’s personality whichin return networks with the psychological elements. Therefore, peoplewith death wishes, dislike of parents and weak superego are prone tocrime (Schmalleger, 2012). People with personality disorders arelikely to commit crimes. The human behavior is highly determined bygenetics, nutrition and environment. The behavior of a person isacquired from the evolution and primitive stages and passed down tosubsequent generations (Schmalleger, 2012). Cesare Lombroso arguesthat physical features of a person that resemble those of the earlyman during evolution indicate that he is prone to crime (Schmalleger,2012). Therefore, some families have a number of criminals long thegeneration line. William Sheldon argues that mesophormic peoplecharacterized by a preponderance of connective tissue, bones andmuscles are likely to be violent, aggressive and delinquent(Schmalleger, 2012).

Socialand group organizations and relationship highly contribute to thecriminal behavior of their members. Criminal behavior is acquired andleaned through interaction and communication with persons or groupspracticing crime (Schmalleger, 2012). According to the conflicttheory, the diverse social values and interests contribute to crime.Discrimination and poverty lead to aggravation manifested throughcrime (Schmalleger, 2012).

Whatwe eat or drink affects our mood and behavior while hunger enhancespoor judgment and aggression. Low blood sugar levels in the bloodcaused by insufficient intake of energy giving foods results inviolent and impulsive behavior (Brown,Esbensen &amp Geis, 2010). On the other hand,the sugar found in junk foods enhances violentbehavior as it triggers hypoglycemia. Drug and substance abuse causesADHD disorder which enhances criminality among youths and adults(Brown,Esbensen &amp Geis, 2010)Therefore, regulation of drinks and diet control hyperactivity hencecurbing misconduct and crime.

References

Brown,S., Esbensen, F., &amp Geis G. (2010). Criminology:explaining crime and its context. New Providence, NJ: Anderson Publishing.

Schmalleger,F. (2012).Criminologytoday: An integrative introduction(6th Ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall