Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Inside the Criminal Brain

From:  NPR

Inside The Criminal Brain

A Neuroscientist Uncovers A Dark Secret(243)  

Fallon's brain scan
June 29, 2010 For nearly 20 years, neuroscientist Jim Fallon has studied the brains of psychopaths. After learning that his ancestry included alleged murderers, he decided to study his own brain. He was shocked at what he discovered.

Inside A Psychopath's Brain: The Sentencing Debate(164)  

Brian Dugan
June 30, 2010 Brian Dugan pleaded guilty last year to raping and murdering 10-year-old Jeanine Nicarico in 1983, and he was put on trial to determine whether he should be executed. Neuroscientist Kent Kiehl testified that Dugan could not help his neurological makeup.

Can Your Genes Make You Murder?(187)  

Bullets found at the crime scene the night Bradley Waldroup shot and killed his wife's friend. July 1, 2010 Using a gun and a machete, Bradley Waldrop killed his wife's friend and then wounded his wife. In the Tennessee courtroom, the question was not who did it but why. Enter neuroscience — specifically, a forensic psychiatrist's testimony that Waldroup had a variation of a gene that inclined him toward violence.