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Webinar: Effective Interviewing of Adults Displaying Antisocial Personality Traits

Public defenders and defense investigators often interact with clients, witnesses, victims, and/or suspects displaying so-called antisocial behavior.  These antisocial traits can limit interview results and can significantly reduce the exchange…
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Recreational Therapy is Lifesaver for Kids in Juvenile Detention - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Bill Dorsey works as a shift supervisor at the Ada County Juvenile Justice Detention Center in Boise, Idaho. Outside of his daily duties, Dorsey also provides a valuable service to the youths held in detention — he teaches music. By providing…
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A Dangerous Brain: Can Neuroscience Predict How Likely Someone is to Commit Another Crime? - The Marshall Project

In 1978, Thomas Barefoot was convicted of killing a police officer in Texas. During the sentencing phase of his trial, the prosecution called two psychiatrists to testify about Barefoot’s “future dangerousness,” a capital-sentencing requirement…
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Global Mental Health Conference to Offer Solution to Crime - The Jamaica Observer

The University of West Indies' Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse will be holding its Global Mental Health Conference next weekend from March 31 to April 1st. The conference will include a keynote address “Worldwide…
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New Study Links Brain Injuries to "Acquired Sociopathy" - Big Think

A new study from Vanderbilt University has found that brain lesions can increase the risk of criminality. Read more.
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Early Puberty in Girls May Take Mental Health Toll - The Philadelphia Inquirer

A new study suggests that girls who get their first menstrual periods at a young age have a greater risk for developing depression and antisocial behavioral issues that may last into their 20s. Read more.