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Is a Criminal's Mind Different?

Moskowitz, C. (2011, March 4). Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours, Brain Scans Reveal. Retrieved from

Scientists say that the brain of a criminal works and looks differently. When someone commits homicide, they reduce grey matter when compared to those involved in other crimes. Those reductions were especially apparent in regions of the brain associated with emotional processing, behavioral control, and social cognition.

To talk about the size, the brain of criminals is usually abnormally big in some areas, but it has the biggest anomaly in the prefrontal cortex. This part of the brain controls our thoughts, actions, and emotions.

Additionally, a lot of criminals have traumas and disorders from childhood or adulthood. A big injury can cause a significant change in the brain itself, which will lead to dramatic behavioral changes. So, we can say that a damaged brain will damage the body as well. You may have a question right now. "Is it possible to transfer the disease from a traumatized or criminal person to their relatives by genetics?". The answer is yes, most likely. If a traumatized person has a child, then it's absolutely clear that the child will have some problems with their health as well. Maybe they could be lucky and born with no visible mental disease, but when you live with that kind of individual under one roof, you are most likely to be abused or maybe have much worse consequences.


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