Vol. 1, No. 3 , 1995, Page 2


"A wide range of medical illnesses have been found to be associated with violent behavior. Many of these are treatable and reversible."
Kenneth Tardiff, M.D.
quoted in
Archives of General Psychiatry, June 1992

"Public policy that ignores either low IQ or impulsivity as risk factors for delinquency will be ill-informed by social science research."
Research psychologist Terrie E. Moffitt
quoted in Science News,
April 15, 1995

"There is a growing recognition that we're not going to solve any problem in society using just one discipline. Sociological factors play a role. But they have not been able to explain why one person becomes violent and another doesn't."
Diana Fishbein, Professor of Criminology
quoted in Scientific American,
March 1995

"Brain dysfunctions that interfere with language processing or cognition are especially common in conduct-disordered children, early school failures, delinquents, criminals and diagnosed psychopaths -- populations with elevated risks of committing violent acts. At least three causes of these dysfunctions are preventable: exposure to lead; head injuries; and expectant mothers' use of alcohol, cocaine, opiates, or tobacco during pregnancy. Although not normally thought of as violence prevention programs, efforts to reduce these risks could have significant long-term payoffs in reducing future violent behaviors."
National Research Council of
the National Academy of Sciences
Understanding and Preventing Violence, 1993

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