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Antisocial behaviour and brain structural differences

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In developed nations, 30-40% of males are convicted of non-traffic related crimes, yet decades of research have shown that only a small fraction of the population commits a very large fraction of these crimes. A new study in The Lancet Psychiatry is the first to use large-scale longitudinal data, following 1,000 individuals from birth to midlife to test if the brains of persistent antisocial individuals differ from ordinary young people who break the law.
Journalists came to the SMC to hear more about this study and its findings, and hear the answer to questions including:
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