Psychopathology, Trauma and Delinquency: Subtypes of Aggression and Their Relevance for Understanding Young Offenders

In delinquent populations, the researchers observed an increase in psychopathology, and especially trauma-related psychopathology which impacts emotions and self-regulation in a manner that makes aggression become more likely. The identification of these disturbances can be supported by findings in cognitive neuroscience, authors argue, and these hot aggressive acts can be delineated from planned or emotionally cold aggression.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3141659/

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