Criminology - Raines study

What was the aim in Raines study?
To study brain activity in murderers and non-murderers using PET to find out whether there were differences in areas thought to be involved in violent behaviour
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What was the sample in Raines study?
murderers - 39 men and 2 women. each charged w murder of manslaughter and pleaded not guilty by insanity but had been convicted. control group- non murderers matched on sex and age.
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What was the procedure in Raines study?
PP were scanned using CPT which continued for 32 mins. After this a series of 10 horizontal PET images were taken two techniques were then used of Cortial Peel tech and Box tech
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What was the Cortical Peel technique?
used for lateral areas including superior frontal, middle frontal and interior frontal gyrus
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What was the box technique?
used for medial areas including superior frontal gyrus and orbital gyrus
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What was the results in Raines study?
murderers had sig less activity in the lateral, medial and corpus callosum compared to controls
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