Teen brains may not be as hard-wired for crime as previously thought | UKEdChat Editorial

Spikes in crime rates for teens and young adults suggest that biology may primarily drive risk-taking and law breaking, but Penn State criminologists studying crime statistics in other countries indicate that culture may also play a role in shaping teen criminal behaviour.
In a study of age and crime statistics from Taiwan, the researchers said that the Asian country’s youth crime pattern differs from the model seen in most western countries. In the U.S., which tends to be more individualistic, for example, involvement in crime tends to peak in middle to late teens and then declines, said…

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