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Adam Lamparello

2012

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Neuroscience And Post-Sentence Civil Commitment: A Response To Professors Erickson And Goldberg, Adam Lamparello Jan 2012

Neuroscience And Post-Sentence Civil Commitment: A Response To Professors Erickson And Goldberg, Adam Lamparello

Adam Lamparello

Our knowledge of human behavior, particularly when it comes to assessing what a person may do in the future, continues to develop. Neuroscience has provided insight into whether a person is likely to engage in further acts of violence. It is important to proceed cautiously, but to proceed nonetheless, because contemporary efforts to uncover the biological roots of violence have much more promise than their predecessors.