Re: Age and violence stats
Tue, 30 Jun 1998 11:10:24 EDT

In a message dated 6/30/98 12:01:56 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< While this is true, it seems to me likely that it's less to do with the
wisdom of years than with the cumulative loss of androgens. I'd hope it
was the former, though. It willl be interesting to see if HRT boosts crime
in the aged.

I agree. Perhaps it also has something to do with the fact that a large
percentage of the people who commit violent crimes are in prisons by the time
that they're old. Even if they are not caught the first time they commit a
violent crime, they'll be caught the second or third or fourth time. Usually
and hopefully, anyway.