To dismiss all this as 'old hat' is indicative of the general inability of many sociologists to appreciate the important work going on in other disciplines. Heredity does not claim to explain everything, but it has been shown (through adoption and twin studies) that it cannot be dismissed in offering some insight into this murky field.
The fanatical belief in social forces alone being responsible for crime has governed sociological and governmental thinking for the last 30 years; the resulting failure to do anything worthwhile to reduce crime is firmly grounded in that belief. Through their fruits shall we know them.
H. J. EYSENCK
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