Brain Science Can Also Track Potential Criminals In Their Early Age

By Henry Tyler, Parent Herald December 19, 06:58 pm
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With speedy advancements, science has made much of impossible possible. This includes the idea that toddlers can be tested in order to determine their likeness to becoming criminals in later life. However, it no longer remains an idea but is now a real life happening.

The consequences of this unnerving research can divert to both advantages and disadvantages - depends on how well people take it. This research is linked to the Pareto principle: 20% of the input is responsible for
80% of the output. A study was conducted by neuroscientists at Duke University that showed that people with 20% of brain health were more likely to get involved in 80% of crimes as adults, according to Nature.

This effect is very strong and very common. The neurological aspect helps elders to know about the mental state of their children from the very start, so they can start working to improve it. If steps are taken to improve brain health then it isn't really that hard. On the other hand, children with 20% brain health cannot be fully considered to come into future criminal category.

There are many exceptions and people make choices every day, so what was determined years ago cannot be said to stay valid after so long. And that is why toddlers can't be taken aside for special treatment relying on only their brain health, according to The Quartz.

Yes, involvement in education programs and interventions at a very young age can be exercised, but that doesn't allow treating them with a different mindset or with a different, stricter set of rules. Such arrangements may only lead the child to leave school and to getting no job, which may direct the child to crime (an appealing alternative) after all.

Brain health is determined by testing reflexes, language, understanding and social skills, but cannot be stated as the only thing that indicates the presence of future criminality in minds of adults. There are many other acts and upbringing situations that push children to recline to wrongdoings.

These may include social status, economic condition, and maltreatment incidents that children face from a very early age. So, brain health results should be seen as a reason for becoming more compassionate with children and not seen as a motive of restricting them from life.

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