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NOVA: Neuroscience of Violence

Can science predict violent behavior and help prevent tragedies like Newtown, Connecticut?
Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova

In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, can science offer a better way to predict violent behavior and prevent such a tragedy? With leading experts in psychiatry and psychology such as Columbia's Paul Appelbaum and Harvard's Steven Pinker, NOVA investigates what we know and don't know about the roots of violent crime. In a critical assessment that cuts through the speculation that has surrounded much television coverage of the Newtown tragedy, NOVA's experts assess the hard reality of current violence prediction and the hope of future prevention.

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