Many people turn to dating apps to find companionship and love, however, researchers say sexual predators are using dating apps to secure new victims. A new study reveals 14% of rapes committed by an acquaintance occurred as a result of meeting via a dating app. Victims with mental illnesses and other vulnerabilities were the most targeted, and the attacks were significantly more violent.
Most perpetrators of mass school shootings do not suffer from severe mental illness, a new study reports. When psychosis is present, mass murderers in an academic setting use means other than firearms to commit their crimes. Consistent with previous findings, the majority of mass school shooters are male and caucasian, and almost half of school shooting episodes end with the perpetrator's suicide.
Researchers explore the "red flags" we commonly associate with those who become mass killers, and how possible it is to identify the signs of problematic behaviors before a person commits a crime with multiple victims.
Researchers discuss different applications for neurotech including monitoring criminals, interacting in the metaverse, and enhancing cognitive abilities.
People who intentionally hurt others because they believe they are morally right or justified, do not respond rationally to material benefits, a new study reports. Researchers say those who punish others to signal their own "moral goodness" may be more likely to question their claims of moral righteousness when judged negatively by their peers.
Infants born to mothers living in poverty have smaller volumes of gray and white matter across the entire brain. Additionally, babies born to mothers who live in high crime areas showed differences in brain activity to those whose mothers lived in safer areas. Those born to mothers who experienced crime had weaker neural connections between brain areas that control and process emotions. Maternal stress, researchers say, could be a main factor in the differences in neuroanatomy and brain connectivity.
A new analysis of medical evidence of domestic mass shooters in the US reveals the majority of those who commit mass shootings have underlying and untreated mental health conditions.
Young people are more susceptible to pleading guilty to a crime, even though they are innocent. Researchers say the differences in children's brains which affect their sensitivity to reward and punishment, and differences in information processing could be factors as to why they are more likely to plead guilty.
78% of female prisoners had a history of severe head injury, most of which occurred in the context of domestic violence. 66% of prisoners experienced repeated head injuries spanning several years.
Researchers investigate why people with psychopathic traits, and those who engage in acts of mass killing, tend to gravitate to certain careers.
Neurologists say police forces claiming chokeholds and neck restraints as a method of controlling aggravated or aggressive people are "safe methods" is erroneous and dangerous. Neck restraints, researchers say, are never medically appropriate, and minor force can lead to stroke, seizures, and death.
Researchers have developed a new technique that can potentially link serial killer victims based on subtle facial similarities. The concept was based on the victims' notorious killer, Ted Bundy, selected for his crimes. The researchers found a number of the victims had similar facial geometrics than those randomly selected from a public database. The application of the research could be a new tool to help law enforcement working on unsolved cases, linking victims to known killers.