criminal psychology

Here’s a shocking statistic: 50 to 80 percent of people in the criminal justice system in the US have had a traumatic brain injury. In the general public, that number is less than five percent. Neuropsychologist Kim Gorgens shares her research into the connection between brain trauma and the behaviors that keep people in the… Read more

On March 30, 1981, 25-year-old John W. Hinckley Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan and three other people. The following year, he went on trial for his crimes. Defense attorneys argued that Hinckley was insane, and they pointed to a trove of evidence to back their claim. Their client had a history of behavioral problems. He… Read more

Your level of belief in pure evil has influence on your feelings about capital punishment, according to a new Kansas State University psychology study. The investigation of how beliefs in pure evil influence how people treat those who committed crimes was carried out by Donald Saucier, associate professor of psychological sciences, with Russell Webster at… Read more