Monday, 5 January 2009

Testosterone and violent crime

In a comment to an earlier post, Ben017 provided us with this interesting piece of research from the University of Western Ontario:


"For violent crime, analyses of INTERPOL data from the 1980s and 1990s show the same international distribution that occurs within the United States (that is, [East] Asians least, Europeans in the middle, and Africans most). A similar racial gradient is found both within the U.S. and globally for measures of sexual activity and frequencies of sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS (based on World Health Organization data).


One neurohormonal contributor to crime and reproductive behavior is testosterone. Studies show that black college students and military veterans have 3% to 19% more testosterone than their white counterparts. The Japanese have even lower amounts than whites. Sex hormones are circulated throughout the body and are known to activate many brain-behavior systems involving aggression and reproduction."


This is a perfect fit (as the bishop said to the altar boy) with what I've been saying all along (see tags 'race' and 'crime') and has - or should have - major implications for European immigration policy. But it won't.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I, rightly or wrongly, associate blacks with listlessness.

Anonymous said...

Listless in terms of lazy and work-shy. But I dont think that this is inconsisetnt with high testosterone levels. Look at the Japs, who have low levels.

Amicus

Albeus Ergo Cogito said...

@anony 13.52 - thats only when they are high on grass, pissed out of their minds, immediately after raping a baby to "cure" their AIDS or having to work.

Viking said...

So... testosterone doesn't actually make you work harder then??

shame...

Anonymous said...

Only in First worlders Viking.

Anonymous said...

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Solictor's accounts frozen

Madame Editor would have made a connection?

tokyo paddy said...

Imagine that. A lawyer being caught by the Nigerian 403 scam!