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

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
In prison, low IQ among individuals and the average IQ of the prison correlates with violent prison misconduct (significant and negative correlation)

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
"... a significant negative correlation between IQ and level of delinquent involvement remained after SES effects were partialled out."

psycnet.apa.org/record/1981-21…
County-level IQ is a significant predictor of crime, but not the only one (but it is up there)

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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)

sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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?

no.

academia.edu/4920744/Crime_…

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