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Webinar: Lessons from Social and Neurological Perspectives on Positive Youth Development – April 23 at 4 PM

Our juvenile justice system began to take shape during a time of massive immigration and rapid growth of urban areas. Poverty, lack of supervision, and deplorable living conditions were seen as conditions that fostered delinquency. As the system…
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When a Prisoner Returns Home With a Brain Injury, Freedom Isn’t So Free

Chuck Coma tried to lie still in his hospital bed. But there was a spasm in his chest, like something inside was fighting to get out. "It says here you had an injury in 2016, and you've been jerking since then. Are there any triggers?" the…

Heading May Be Riskier for Female Soccer Players Than Males – NPR

The first rule of soccer is pretty obvious: don't use your hands. But soccer's signature move, heading the ball, can cause a detectable impact on players' brains. And according to a study published Tuesday in Radiology, female players are more…
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Army ‘Leans In’ to Protect a Shooter’s Brain from Blast Injury – NPR

The U.S. Armed Forces has begun researching the impact of shoulder-mounted weapons on the brain. Read more.
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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.