Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: Exploring the Mind of a Killer
Description: Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience, Jim Fallon, looks at the way nature and nurture intermingle to wire up the human brain. 

Web 1: The “Born Criminal?” Lombroso and the Origins of Modern Criminology 
Description: Described as the father of modern criminology, Cesare Lombroso’s theory of the “born criminal” dominated thinking about criminal behavior in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Web 2: Teen Brain: Behavior, Problem-Solving, and Decision-Making
Description: Many parents do not understand why their teenagers occasionally behave in an impulsive, irrational, or dangerous way. At times, it seems like teens don’t think things through or fully consider the consequences of their actions. Adolescents differ from adults in the way they behave, solve problems, and make decisions. There is a biological explanation for this difference. Studies have shown that brains continue to mature and develop throughout childhood and adolescence and well into early adulthood.

Web 3: Experts Link Teen Brains’ Immaturity, Juvenile Crime
Description: An ABC News article on the research linking teen brains’ immaturity and juvenile crime.