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Amanda Williams
Daily Mail
March 27, 2013

Neuroscientists claim to have found a way to predict whether convicted criminals are likely to re-offend by looking at their brain scans

According to American imaging experts, convicts showing low activity in an area of the brain associated with decision-making and action are more likely to be arrested again.

A team led by Kent Kiehl, a neuroscientist at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, studied a group of 96 male prisoners shortly before they were due to be released.

They scanned prisoners brains while they were carrying out computer tasks in which subjects had to make quick decisions and inhibit impulsive reactions.

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