UCL News


Long-term offenders have different brain structure

18 February 2020

New research led by Dr Christina Carlisi and Professor Essi Viding (both UCL Psychology and Language Sciences) suggests that persistent criminal offenders have an abnormal brain structure compared to those who have never offended or only did so as adolescents.

Read: Telegraph (£), More: Guardian, Mail Online, SunBBC News, MSN News, New Zealand Herald (£), TES, Hindustan TimesUCL News Listen: BBC World Service’s ‘The Newsroom’ (from 11 mins)BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ (from 54 mins 56 secs)Watch: Channel 5’s ‘Jeremy Vine Show’ (from 1 hour 29 mins 53 secs)