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March 4, Dreamstime The latest neuroscience research is presenting intriguing evidence that the brains of certain kinds of criminals are different from those of the rest of the population. While these findings could improve our understanding of criminal behavior, they also raise moral quandaries about whether and how society should use this knowledge to combat crime.
The criminal mind In one recent study, scientists examined 21 people with antisocial personality disorder — a condition that characterizes many convicted criminals. Those with the disorder "typically have no regard for right and wrong.
They may often violate the law and the rights of others," according to the Mayo Clinic. Brain scans of the antisocial people, compared with a control group of individuals without any mental disorders, showed on average an percent reduction in the volume of the brain's middle frontal gyrus, and a 9 percent reduction in the volume of the orbital frontal gyrus — two sections in the brain's frontal lobe.
Another brain study, published in the September Archives of General Psychiatry, compared 27 psychopaths — people with severe antisocial personality disorder — to 32 non-psychopaths.
In the psychopaths, the researchers observed deformations in another part of the brain called the amygdala, with the psychopaths showing a thinning of the outer layer of that region called the cortex and, on average, an percent volume reduction in this part of brain.
They lack empathy, remorse, guilt," said research team member Adrian Raine, chair of the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.
University of Pennsylvania criminologist Adrian Raine Credit: U Penn In addition to brain differences, people who end up being convicted for crimes often show behavioral differences compared with the rest of the population. One long-term study that Raine participated in followed 1, children born in two towns from ages 3 to The study measured many aspects of these individuals' growth and development, and found that became criminal offenders.
One test on the participants at age 3 measured their response to fear — called fear conditioning — by associating a stimulus, such as a tone, with a punishment like an electric shock, and then measuring people's involuntary physical responses through the skin upon hearing the tone.
In this case, the researchers found a distinct lack of fear conditioning in the 3-year-olds who would later become criminals.
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These findings were published in the January issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry. Neurological base of crime Overall, these studies and many more like them paint a picture of significant biological differences between people who commit serious crimes and people who do not.
While not all people with antisocial personality disorder — or even all psychopaths — end up breaking the law, and not all criminals meet the criteria for these disorders, there is a marked correlation.
What's more, as the study of 3-year-olds and other research have shown, many of these brain differences can be measured early on in life, long before a person might develop into actual psychopathic tendencies or commit a crime.
Criminologist Nathalie Fontaine of Indiana University studies the tendency toward being callous and unemotional CU in children between 7 and 12 years old. Children with these traits have been shown to have a higher risk of becoming psychopaths as adults.
Yet her research showed that these traits aren't fixed, and can change in children as they grow. So if psychologists identify children with these risk factors early on, it may not be too late.
There are many, many places you can intervene along that developmental pathway to change what's happening in these children. Psychologist Dustin Pardini of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center found that about four out of five kids who are delinquents as children do not continue to offend in adulthood.
Pardini has been researching the potential brain differences between people with a past criminal record who have stopped committing crimes, and those who continue criminal behavior.
While both groups showed brain differences compared with non-criminals in the study, Pardini and his colleagues uncovered few brain differences between chronic offenders and so-called remitting offenders.
Will the state mandate compulsory residential treatment? Many experts are extremely hesitant to advocate such an invasive and risky brain intervention — especially in children and in individuals who have not yet committed any crime.A prominent study done in by the Children’s Division of the American Humane Society found that this was true in 75% of the sex crimes against children.
This study used a sample of cases reported in an eighteen month period in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Chapter 7. One of the primary functions of society is to restrain our aggressive impulses. It achieves this goal by installing within the individual a sort of watchdog, which Freud calls the "super-ego," to master our desire for aggression.
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