Incidence of Gross Chromosomal Errors among Tall Criminal American Males

Science  15 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3820, pp. 1249-1250
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3820.1249


Chromosome studies on 129 tall men surveyed in four different institutions for the care of criminal males in Pennsylvaniia showed that 1 in 11 subjects displayed aneuploidy of the sex chromosomes; specifically, five cases of 47,XYY and seven cases of Klinefelter syndrome were identified. All the aneuploid subjects were mentally ill; none had been cytogenetically diagnosed.