A study that utilizes 10 years of data on intimate partner homicide reveals men who have a history of domestic violence and access to guns have an increased risk of committing murder-suicide. Restricting gun access to men with a history of domestic battery could reduce murder suicide rates, researchers report.
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.
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.
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.
As technology is improving and becoming more accurate at deciphering whether a person is lying or telling the truth, researchers debate whether such technology should be used in legal cases.
Researchers take a new look at the murder of Kitty Genovese, a case that sparked psychologists interest in the bystander effect. Several new studies reveal that there are a number of instances where the facts of the case do not align with the original story, and also discover evidence of false confessions.
Taking a mobile neuroimaging system on the road to prisons, researchers look at the brain activity of those considered to be psychopaths and discover their brains are wired in a way that leads them to over-value immediate rewards while neglecting future consequences.
A new study reports people perceive black men as bigger and more of a threat than white men of similar size. Researchers believe the findings may help explain why black men are more likely to be shot by police.
Neuroimaging can detect whether a person is acting in a state of knowledge when committing a crime, or whether they are acting recklessly with no premeditation, researchers report.