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Criminal Genius : A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders, Hardback Book

Criminal Genius : A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders Hardback


For years, criminologists have studied the relationship between crime and below-average intelligence, concluding that offenders possess IQ scores 8-10 points below those of non-offenders.

Little, however, is known about the criminal behavior of those with above-average IQ scores.

This book provides some of the first empirical information about the self-reported crimes of people with genius-level IQ scores.

Combining quantitative data from 72 different offenses with qualitative data from 44 follow-up interviews, this book describes the nature of high-IQ crime while shedding light on a population of offenders often ignored in research and sensationalized in media.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 360 pages, 13 b-w illustrations, 26 line
  • Publisher: University of California Press
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  • Category: Offenders
  • ISBN: 9780520282414

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