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- Exploring the mind of a killer
Neuroscientist Jim Fallon talks about brain scans and genetic analysis that may uncover the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers. In a too-strange-for-fiction twist, he shares a fascinating family history that makes his work chillingly personal.
- How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime
Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
- How a Theory of Crime and Policing Was Born, and Went Terribly Wrong
This report covers an extensive discussion of the broken windows theory.
- Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological
This interview discusses the study of psychopaths, the possible correlation between lead exposure and violence, and other topics regarding violent behavior.
- The ‘born criminal’? Lombroso and the origins of modern criminology
History Extra’s Bretherick tells you everything you need to know about Lombroso, and he explains why his influence on today’s study of crime cannot be ignored.