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By On October 30th, 2014

Study Points to Genetic Variant in Violent Criminals

New research from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden suggests there may be a link between variants in two genes and violent tendencies. The researchers found the gene variants were significantly more common in Finnish criminals convicted of repeated violent crimes when compared to those in the general population. However, don’t think the gene variant excuses…

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By On March 15th, 2013

Preventing Violence Through the Recognition of Risk

The Los Angeles School Department takes the threat of violent behavior seriously. Dr. Tony Beliz, the Deputy Director of the Mental Health department heads up the School Threat Assessment Response Team where the focus is to recognize young people who have the potential to engage in a violent act and to initiate action to prevent…

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