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2. Biological Strategies for Preventing Criminal Behaviour
About this Lecture
In this second module, we think about biological strategies for preventing criminal behaviour, focusing in particular on: (i) intervening with nutrition for pregnant women and the evidence for its impact on criminal behaviour, including Raine et al. (1997) and Casey et al. (2011); (ii) intervening with nutrition in children and the evidence for that, including Raine et al. (2015); (iii) facial surgery for prisoners prior to their release and the evidence for that, including Lewison (1949); (iv) testosterone reducing drugs and the evidence for their effectiveness, including Dabbs et al. (1995).
This course, by Professor Ciarán O’Keeffe (Buckinghamshire New University), explores biological explanations for offending. In the first module, we think about the concept of ‘making a criminal’ and the transition from philosophical to scientific methodologies. In the second module, we think about biological strategies for preventing criminal behaviour, including nutritional interventions and facial surgery for criminals. In the third module, we think about the Raine et al. (1997) study, which identified brain areas linked to violence and aggression. Next, we think about the Haney et al. (1973) study, also known as the Stanford Prison Experiment, run by Philip Zimbardo. In the fifth module, we think about how brain injury can influence violence and aggression, as well as the ability for brain injury research to inform our understanding of this field. In the sixth and final module, we think about XYY syndrome and the mixed results research on it have found regarding its impact on violence, aggression and criminal behaviour.
Ciarán O’Keeffe is associate professor at Buckinghamshire New University. He specialises in both forensic and criminal psychology, as well as parapsychology (the study of mental phenomena which are inexplicable by conventional psychology). Professor O’Keeffe’s background is in investigative psychology and now teaches across a range of forensic and criminal psychology courses. He has made numerous television and radio appearances alongside an array of celebrities.
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O'Keeffe, C. (2022, April 01). Forensic Psychology – Biological Explanations for Offending - Biological Strategies for Preventing Criminal Behaviour [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/forensic-psychology-biological-explanations-for-offending/biological-strategies-for-preventing-criminal-behaviour
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