“Genetic explanations for violent crimes may encourage jurors to support an insanity defense, but jurors may also believe the defendant is a persistent threat who will commit more crimes in the future,” Science Daily reports. A study on over 600 participants found that when people read a genetic explanation for a violent murder they attributed less blame to the defendant but recommended a longer sentence.
This is what I say when the policeman pulls me over for a traffic violation,
“But officer, my genes made me do it!”
I wonder who are the “experts” testifying in these trials? The likes of Lieberman & co?
And it makes us law-abiding citizens who often have above-average morals look evil. Guilt by association, simply because of our “MI” labels.