Saturday, December 26, 2009

Doesn't matter what I'm packin' in my denim it's what's in my genes

So a dude got a reduced sentence after it turned out that he has an aggression gene.

First, I wonder what that has to say about recidivism?

Second, we're eroding the conceptual bedrock of free will rather rapidly, no?

1 comment:

Melch said...

A reduced sentence for predisposition to aggression seems stupid. If anything, a higher punishment seems necessary to be make aggression not worth the risk for somebody in that position.

If they want to take genes into account, maybe they could tailor whatever psychological help he gets in prison.

More study should probably be done before allowing these arguments to sway decisions in court.