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Brain Scans Predict Who's Likely To Be A Repeat Offender

NPR | April 5, 2013 6:51 p.m.

In research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists found that brain scans can predict with startling accuracy the likelihood that criminals will run afoul of the law again. The results require serious legal and ethical debate before being introduced into the criminal justice system. David Greene talks to Kent Kiehl, a professor of psychology at the University of New Mexicow and lead author of this mind research study.

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