KeyStudy1:Raine-Brain abnormalities in murderers
Aim:This study hypothesises that dysfunction in the above brain structures should be found more often in the murderers than
1.dysfunction of the same area in non-murderers.
2.dysfunction in other areas.
Subjects:the murderers were 41 prisoners(39male and 2 female) charged with murder or manslaughter in calafornia.
Refered for brain imaging scans to obtain evidence relating to a defence of not guilty by reason if insanity.No murderer had psychoactive medication for 2 weeks before scanning.
Controls:each murderer was matched with a normal subject for age,sex and schizophrenia where necessary.
Procedure:After practice trails all participants were injected with a…