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Psychopathy, Violence,and Brain Imaging

  • Adrian Raine
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Abstract

Advances in brain imaging techniques in the past 15 years have provided the opportunity to gain dramatic, new insights into the brain mechanisms that may be dysfunctional in violent, psychopathic offenders. In the past, the idea of peering into the mind of a murderer to gain insights into their acts was the province of pulp fiction or space-age movies. Yet now we can literally look at, and into, the brains of murderers using functional and structural imaging techniques which are currently revolutionizing our understanding of the causes of clinical disorders.

Keywords

Single Photon Emission Computerize Tomography Prefrontal Cortex Antisocial Personality Disorder Brain Imaging Study Violent Offender 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Raine
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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