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Youth offending linked to brain injury

19th October 2012

Researchers from the University of Exeter have suggested that young people who sustain brain injuries are more likely to commit crimes and end up in prison.

The findings, which coincide with a separate report by the Children’s Commissioner for England on the impact of injuries on maturing brains and the social consequences, suggests that such injuries can lead maturing brains to “misfire”, affecting judgement and the ability to control impulses. The study group now wants to see greater monitoring and treatment to prevent later problems.


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