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Biological Trait Theories

Evolutionary Theory

The competition for scarce resources has influenced and shaped the human species

Impulsive risk-taking behavior becomes intergenerational (passed down from parents)

Gender and Crime: Most aggressive males have the greatest number of offspring and impact the gene pool

Rushton’s Theory of Race and Evolution: Migration produced evolutionary changes in behavior

R/K Selection Theory: Holds the “R” along a continuum reproduce rapidly compared to those along the “K” end who reproduce slowly

Cheater Theory: suggests a subpopulation of men has evolved with genes that leads to cunning methods to gain sexual conquests

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