Predicting Violent Behavior: What Can Neuroscience Add?
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Forthcoming
Posted: 30 Nov 2017 Last revised: 11 Jan 2018
Date Written: November 28, 2017
The ability to accurately predict violence and other forms of serious antisocial behavior would provide important societal beneﬁts, and there is substantial enthusiasm for the potential predictive accuracy of neuroimaging techniques. Here, we review the current status of violence prediction using actuarial and clinical methods, and assess the current state of neuroprediction. We then outline several questions that need to be addressed by future studies of neuroprediction if neuroimaging and other neuroscientiﬁc markers are to be successfully translated into public policy.
Keywords: Risk assessment, violence, crime, neuroscience
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