Turning to crime: Biology: Brain Dysfunction: Raine

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Year of the study?
2002
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Aim?
understanding the development of anti-social behaviour in children
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What were the reasons for turning to crime according to Raine?
Reduced brain activity in the prefrontal cortex may explain things such as impulsive bvr, immaturty, loss of self-control and altered emotionality
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Why is this a multi-factor argument?
Raine argues it is not just biology, but other factors such as poor upbringing and parenting that are alongside brain dysfunction as reasons why a person may turn to crime
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Where did he get his research from?
Articles and studies around brain dysfunction in youth
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What did he learn about low resting heart rate?
from age 3, predisposition to aggression at age 11 years- 1,795 male and female children from Mauritius
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What was the conclusion?
Brain Dysfunction, particularly low activity in the prefrontal cortex increases the risk of a child developing anti-social and aggressive bvr in children when interacting with other risk factors
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