The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime | Kim Gorgens

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The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime | Kim Gorgens

Wednesday, 3 February

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 revolving door of criminal justice -- and some ways to make the system more effective and safer for everyone.
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