TitleMultiple birth rates and racial type: a research note regarding r/K theory
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsAkins, S, Griffin, R
JournalDeviant Behavior
Pagination15 - 22
Date Published2000///
ISBN Number0163-9625

Recent work in the sociobiological study of deviance has suggested a link between r-selection traits, such as probabilities of multiple births, racial type, and criminality. This theory, however, failed to present any supporting evidence regarding the multiple birth-crime relationship. This paper tests a hypothesis derived from r/K theorization, that twinning rates will correspond to differential crime rates by racial type. Further, a number of additional variables are discussed that may prove suitable for future study.