A Killer's Brain: Scans Look for Clues to Violence

Adrian Raine is putting together a puzzle. One of the puzzle's key pieces is central to the nature versus nurture debate about the human experience: What makes people do bad things? Are violent criminals born, or are they made?

As a Penn Integrates Knowledge professor, Raine examines these questions through his three departmental appointments in two schools—the Perelman School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and the School of Arts and Science's Departments of Psychology and Criminology. Evidence suggests that the answers don't lie entirely within one field.

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Video by Kurtis Sensenig, Office of University Communications