Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Predicting violence and, maybe, serial killers

Back to my favorite subject. Well, one of them.

Serial killers.

What makes them tick? How did they become that way?

There has been a huge shift in recent years away from the idea that serial killers are created solely by environmental conditions, such as their upbringing. More and more, scientists are looking into biological factors, genetic predispositions to callousness and violence. I came across a fascinating article on the subject that I wanted to pass along to those of you who share my interest in the criminal mind.

Read it here.

As the article notes, even if we can predict serial killers (or think we can), what do we do about it? A difficult question but one that needs discussing.

Either way, if the article is right, more fish oil appears to be in order. Just in case.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Hmmm. Uh. I don't know...

    And I was content with "Inside the Criminal Mind" by Dr. Stanton Samenow!


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