Predicting Violent Behavior: What Can Neuroscience Add?

  title={Predicting Violent Behavior: What Can Neuroscience Add?},
  author={Russell A. Poldrack and John Monahan and Peter B. Imrey and Valerie F. Reyna and Marcus E. Raichle and David L. Faigman and Joshua W. Buckholtz},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={22 2},
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… CONTINUE READING

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