Inside the Mind of Violent Teens

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Dr. James Fallon and Brian Stevenson

Why do seemingly “normal” teens suddenly turn aggressive, violent and commit unthinkable crimes? What can we tell from neuroscience about brain development in violent teens? As parents, educators and policy makers struggle to handle increasing violence in teens, our ability to use MRI to see in to the brain offers some new clues and guidance for effective intervention.
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May 8, 2009
Episode Guests
Dr James H. Fallon is professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine. Bryan Stevenson, a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned.
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