A study released by American scientists holds wider implications for social inclusion programmes and the study of group anti-social behaviour problems.
The research has found that anti-social traits such as being argumentative, bullying and lying, are often inherited. The new research challenges the scientific consensus that difficult children are the product of disruptive homes and are copying parents’ behaviour.
Any question of free will goes out of the window and the uncomfortable message here which is bound to be challenged, may be, that government can spend increasingly more money attempting to solve anti-social behaviour but among closely related family groups which display acute problems, a particular inherited gene sequence may perpetuate and spread generational pockets of anti-social behaviour, quite regardless of any proactive attempt to solve the problem on the part of society.
It's in the genes