Recurrent Criminal Behavior and Executive Dysfunction

  title={Recurrent Criminal Behavior and Executive Dysfunction},
  author={Manuel Fernando dos Santos Barbosa and Lu{\'i}s Monteiro},
  journal={The Spanish Journal of Psychology},
  pages={259 - 265}
Objective: To experimentally test the hypothesis that people who repeatedly participate in forms of non-violent crime exhibit an executive deficit detected in tests of high ecological validity, having changes in prefrontal functioning as neurophysiologic basis. Participants and Methods: A battery to assess executive dysfunction was administered – the Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS) –to an experimental group of 30 inmates convicted of crimes against property (mean age… 

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