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dc.creatorSavulescu, Julianen
dc.creatorHemsley, Melanieen
dc.creatorNewson, Ainsleyen
dc.creatorFoddy, Bennetten
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:19:13Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:19:13Zen
dc.date.created2006en
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Applied Philosophy 2006; 23(2): 157-171en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/508008en
dc.description.abstractCriminal behaviour is but one behavioural tendency for which a genetic influence has been suggested. Whilst this research certainly raises difficult ethical questions and is subject to scientific criticism, one recent research project suggests that for some families, criminal tendency might be predicted by genetics. In this paper, supposing this research is valid, we consider whether intervening in the criminal tendency of future children is ethically justifiable. We argue that, if avoidance of harm is a paramount consideration, such an intervention is acceptable when genetic selection is employed instead of genetic enhancement. Moreover, other moral problems in avoiding having children with a tendency to criminal behaviour, such as the prospect of social discrimination, can also be overcome.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source290492en
dc.subjectBehavioral Geneticsen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectDiscriminationen
dc.subjectGenetic Enhancementen
dc.subjectGeneticsen
dc.subjectHarmen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectSocial Discriminationen
dc.subject.classificationEnhancementen
dc.subject.classificationGenetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiologyen
dc.subject.classificationEugenicsen
dc.subject.classificationBehavioral Geneticsen
dc.titleBehavioral genetics: why eugenic selection is preferable to enhancementen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Instituteen
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown Universityen


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