Injuries: A Contributing Factor to Violence
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2003 study has found that head injuries acquired during childhood and
youth (from domestic violence, car or playground injuries, gang
violence, etc.) are associated with increased incidents of criminal
violence in adulthood.
comparison study of violent and nonviolent criminals, it was discovered
that although both groups had a history of academic problems, only the
violent group had a history of not having received treatment for their
childhood head injury.
Leon-Carrion, Jose and Chacartegui, Javier. (2003) Blows to the head
during development can predispose to violent criminal behavior:
rehabilitation of consequences of head injury is a measure for crime
prevention. Brain Injury, V. 17 (3), 207-216.