Brain mechanisms and antisocial behavior

Brain mechanisms and antisocial behavior

Neurobiological research and issues concerning the explanation, reduction and prevention of criminality (full text available only in Dutch)

Summary

In recent years, there has been a great deal of investment in the development of effective behavioural interventions aimed at reducing the chance of recidivism. The question is how such a development can be recognised in time and how children can be prevented from going off the rails and exhibiting criminal behaviour. The growing scientific consensus is that approach to such issues should involve biological factors as well as social, societal, legal and psychological factors. This literature study has two objectives. The first is to provide a number of examples of lines of neurobiological research according to themes in the areas of sanctions and crime prevention. The second objective is to begin defining the directions in which future research could lead.

Publication data

Author(s):
Kogel, C. de
Organization(s):
WODC
Place of publication:
The Hague
Publisher:
Boom Juridische uitgevers
Year of publication:
2008
Series:
Onderzoek en beleid 270

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