This chapter introduces behavioral genetic research methods, and then discusses how they can be used to advantage in the proposed multiple-cohort design. Design choices are presented with an emphasis on why one research design is to be preferred over another and on how a behavioral genetic strategy can help to identify the causes of crime and delinquency. The last section of this chapter describes the sibling-cohort design and addresses a series of questions concerning design choices.
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