If... We Could Stop The Violence

Director: BBC
Year: 2004
Country: UK
Duration: 60 mins
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Human Genetics, Documentary

"Since Tony Blair's (ex-Prime Minister of the UK) famous boast: "tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime", politicians continue to court the electorate with crime prevention promises. While the connection between crime and poverty is well known, links between violence and genetic make-up are still being explored. Could - and should - people's physiological predisposition to violent behaviour ever be managed by the state? The IF series of drama-documentaries continues with an exploration of how far scientists can prove a genetic cause for violence. And it questions the extent to which society should intrude on any individual's liberty, even when it is for the supposed good of society. (Aired BBC Two, Wednesday, 22 December, 2004, 21:00)"

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