Anti-social behaviour is any aggressive, intimidating or destructive act that destroys another individual's life. Crime is against the public law that has been laid for everyone's safety, but there have always been people who try to breech these laws. As criminal behaviour is problematic to an individual as well as to society, it is discouraged by setting punishments as a consequence of the breech. Genes are the basis of heredity and regulate traits like skin colour, eye colour, stature etc. What is less clear is whether genetics has an influence on a personality trait or whether it is nature rather than nurture that determines the result. Is this because the individuals were born with the predisposition to behave in an anti-social or criminal manner or has the environment they have been brought up in been the main cause. The early attempts to understand the correlation between genes and criminal behaviour was made by Goring in 1913. He conducted family studies on known criminals and came to a conclusion that production of criminals is influenced by genes. These findings promoted other researchers to search for genes responsible for criminality. Many attempts were made to find genes for anti-social behaviour but as far as we are aware, no single gene has been identified that expresses anti-social behaviour. High-impact journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information.The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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