Head Injuries Related To Offenders In Youth

Head Injuries Related To Offenders In Youth

Injuries in the brain are not to be taken lightly and should be administered at all times. Injuries can lead to severe trauma attacks or other minor mental changes which can be harmful. These head injuries might not have certain symptoms but different studies indicate that changes in behavior might be directly caused to an unsolved head injury.

A recent study conducted by a team of researchers has focused on the changes in behaviors that head injuries causes. It observed the mental and psychological changes that occur from patients who suffered head injuries. The study reveals why offenders will continue offending and criminals will not decrease in numbers.

The results show that criminal mindset and their persistence on being criminals is related to previous head injuries that they went through. The study was conducted by a team from the University of Nebraska at Omaha who was led by a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha called Joseph A. Schwartz. They published their findings in a publication of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in the Journal of Justice Quarterly.

Dr. Joseph commented on his results saying, “ These results provide preliminary evidence that acquired neuropsychological deficits, and head injuries more directly, resulting in prolonged periods of criminal persistence. The impact of head injury on offending behavior is likely the result of neuropsychological deficits that compromise normative brain development. We need more research into this critical issue.”