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NAPD - Neurocriminology: A Review for Legal Professionals

Time: June 23, 2023 - 2-3pm
Location: Webinar

Neurocriminology is at the nexus of neuroscience and criminology and is focused on understanding the neurobiological bases of criminal and violent behavior. Common methodologies used in this field of research includes brain imaging, psychophysiology, behavioral genetics, and other innovative approaches. Findings from this emerging area of research have the potential to inform the development and administration of treatments (e.g., medication, neurofeedback, and brain surgery) that decrease the risk of future crime and violence. Intended for legal professionals, this training introduces attendees to the field of neurocriminology and its potential implications for the criminal justice and legal systems. Related topics discussed during the course of this training include prenatal trauma, early childhood adversity, head trauma, executive dysfunction, nutritional deficiencies, physiological dysregulation, hormones, neurotransmitters, criminal recidivism, sleep disturbances and circadian rhythm misalignment, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis disruption, and gut-brain health axis dysfunction to name a few. Empirically based research findings will be discussed throughout this training.

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