The letter of Räsänen et al presents interesting and provocative longitudinal findings showing that violent criminals were taller and weighed more at age 1 year. They also show an interaction effect such that only violent male criminals weigh more at age 1 year. They speculate that our previously reported findings1 may have been an artifact of pooling data across sexes.
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