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NEWS NUTS: Brain Scans Predict Which Criminals Are More Likely To Reoffend

Neuroimaging 'biomarker' linked to rearrest after incarceration.

In a twist that evokes the dystopian science fiction of writer Philip K. Dick, neuroscientists have found a way to predict whether convicted felons are likely to commit crimes again from looking at their brain scans. Convicts showing low activity in a brain region associated with decision-making and action are more likely to be arrested again, and sooner.


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