Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Child Brain Scans to Pick Out Future Criminals

More researchers believe that violent tendencies have a biological basis and that tests and brain imaging can pick them up in children.

They argue that, by predicting which children have the potential to be trouble, treatments could be introduced to keep them on the straight and narrow. If the tests are accurate enough then a form of screening could be introduced in the same way we test for some diseases.

The theories were put forward by two leading criminologists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington.'


1 comment:

  1. Rubbish, how is that possible?

    "The theories", meaning that this is not concrete fact.

    People are a product of their environment, sometimes. So, if a person has grown up around criminality then they are more likely to be criminals, but that is not set in stone because some people choose not to be.

    So, this research above is a theory, but not a fact. Just another way of labelling an innocent person.


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