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What Makes A Serial Killer? Common Traits and Characteristics [Infographic]

Psychological research has been making some headway in discovering the key traits and characteristics common in serial killers.  Furthermore, this research highlights just how...
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The Relationship Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Criminal Behaviour

In a number of studies carried out with prison inmates, the rate of head injury has been seen up to seven to eight times higher than the rates found in the general population.
Neuropcriminology and criminal justice

Will Advances In Neurocriminology Give Rise To A Criminal Disorder Being Identified?

Biological and neurological explanations for criminal behaviour raise key questions for not only how the criminal justice system can incorporate the science of neurocriminology, but if they do, whether criminal punishment as we know it can continue in the same vein.
Should people with brain disorders receive different punishment for crimes?

My Brain Made Me Do It: Will Neuroscience Change The Way We Punish Criminals?

The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news, research, analysis and commentary committed to knowledge-based, ethical and responsible journalism....

Inside The Brain of a Serial Killer [Infographic]

Serial killers continue to fascinate with the developing fields of psychology, criminology and neuroscience all looking to find out more about their minds and...
Neurocriminology

Neurocriminology: Experts Predict The Criminal Mind [Infographic]

Neurocriminology is the study of understanding the brains of criminals. It seeks to identify those with genetic or neurological predispositions in a hope to find a treatment or prevention strategy.
Electrical signals in human brain

Looking For Psychopaths In All The Wrong Places: fMRI In Court

Of the current uses of psychiatry in legal settings, the claim that psychopaths can be identified through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is among the most worrisome.
Violent and Agression - The Nature-Nurture Debate

Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Violence

There are so many aspects of human behaviour that still baffle us as researchers, scientists and psychologists.  Why some people exhibit violent and aggressive...

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