Thread: IQ and Criminality (mostly because I need a place to store these studies for later use)

Looking at Finnish males, there was a linear association for IQ and offending -- with low IQ being associated with being more likely to offend…
In prison, low IQ among individuals and the average IQ of the prison correlates with violent prison misconduct (significant and negative correlation)…
"... a significant negative correlation between IQ and level of delinquent involvement remained after SES effects were partialled out."…
County-level IQ is a significant predictor of crime, but not the only one (but it is up there)…
Since those in the 95th percentile of IQ have authority, raising the IQ of those who are already high IQ can lead to lower crime (they have more influence)…
Is the correlation between low IQ and criminality just due to the probability that low IQ people are more likely to get caught than average/ high IQ criminals?


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