According to researchers, those with sadistic tenancies, who enjoy seeing people suffer, are more likely to seek revenge against those they believe have wronged them.
Researchers report as many as 1 in 4 kids are sexually harassed online by friends.
A new study reveals how certain subconscious visual cues can influence rule breaking behavior.
A new study reports the more serious the crime, the more likely jurors are likely to believe a person is guilty, regardless of the amount of evidence.
A new study reports current psychiatric assessments for predicting violence in psychiatric patients and prisoners is ineffective. Researchers propose a new approach to risk assessment for future instances of violence.
Researchers comment on the perceived link between violence and video games. They conclude claims that there is consistent scientific evidence that video gaming encourages violence, are false.
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.
Despite growing evidence linking genetics to some criminal behavior, researchers report using genetic evidence is a court room is likely not to be an effective tool in persuading juries that a defendant is less culpable for their actions.
The effects of heavy drinking extend beyond those who use alcohol, a new study reports. Each year, one in five American adults are harmed as a result of someone else's drinking. People report threats of harassment, vandalism, physical aggression, financial and family problems, and harm from DUIs as main problems associated with other people's drinking. Researchers say the type of harm experienced differ by gender, with women more likely to report financial or family problems, and men reporting physical aggression and vandalism more often. Women are more likely to experience harm as a result of a family member's drinking, while men are more likely to be harmed as a result of alcohol use by a person outside the family. Even those who don't drink heavily are at three times higher risk of antisocial behaviors.
Researchers caution on the use of Brain Fingerprinting for criminal investigation.
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.