Neuroscientific applications in the juvenile criminal justice system

Neuroscientific applications in the juvenile criminal justice system

An inventory of measurement instruments, prevention and intervention methods (full text only available in Dutch)

Summary

This report investigates how neuroscientific research could be applied in the juvenile criminal justice system. Neuroscientific research on antisocial behavior has gained more attention in the last decades. This has resulted in a better understanding of neurobiological characteristics that presumably underlie antisocial behavior, such as alterations in hormone levels and deficits in brain functioning. The study aims to provide an update on the current application of neuroscientific research in the juvenile criminal justice system and comprises three areas of interest: measurement instruments, prevention and intervention.In order to obtain a perspective on how neuroscience can be used in these three areas, the following research questions were formulated. In what way could neuroscience be applicable:

  1. …to the use of measurement instruments in the juvenile criminal justice system?
  2. …to the prevention of antisocial behavior in juveniles?
  3. …to the intervention of antisocial behavior in juveniles?

Publication data

Author(s):
Cornet, L.J.M., Bootsman, F., Alberda, D.L., Kogel, C.H. de
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
Den Haag
Publisher:
Boom criminologie
Year of publication:
2016
ISBN:
978-94-6236-724-1
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 318

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