Exploring a Closer Look: “Criminal Recidivism: A Neurological Perspective”
Criminal recidivism (e.g., reoffending, rearrest, and/or reconviction) is a complex and multifaceted topic that is likely influenced by several prenatal and postnatal neurological, biological, social, family, and psychological factors. This training will examine the neurobiopsychosocial factors associated with criminal recidivism through a neurocriminological lens. Neurocriminology is an interdisciplinary subfield of criminology that incorporates methodological approaches from neuroscience, physiology, genetics, biology, and psychology. The goal of neurocriminology is to better understand, predict, prevent, and treat antisocial, criminal, and violent behaviors. Implications for intake, screening, and intervention will also be discussed during this training.