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Adrian Raine, DPhil

Adrian Raine, DPhil

The Violent Brain: Ethical and Legal Implications


March 8, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Adrian Raine, DPhil

Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology and Chair of the Department of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, M203, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016


A public reception will precede this event in the VTC Cafe at 4:30 p.m.

In this lecture, Dr. Raine will provide an update of what we know about the biological and brain risk factors that predispose people to violence. He will discuss how these risk factors may be ultimately treated, and he will explore the ethical and legal implications of this research for society in general.

About the Speaker:

Adrian Raine, DPhil, is the Richard Perry University Professor in the Departments of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also chairs the Department of Criminology. After two years as an airline accountant with British Airways, Dr. Raine received his bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Oxford and his doctorate in psychology from York University in England. After spending four year in two top-security prisons in England, where he worked as a prison psychologist, he was appointed as lecturer in behavioral sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at Nottingham University in 1984. In 1986 he became director of the Mauritius Child Health project, a longitudinal study of child mental health that today constitutes one of his key research projects.

In 1987, Dr. Raine joined the faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California, where he was named the Robert G. Wright Professor of Psychology in 1999. Dr. Raine has received the Young Scientist of the Year Award from the British Psychological Society, a Research Scientist Development Award and an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Joseph Zubin Memorial Award, and the University of Southern California’s Associate’s Award for Creativity in Research.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Raine’s research has focused on the neurobiological and biosocial bases of antisocial and violent behavior in both children and adults. He has published five books and more than 200 journal articles and book chapters. His research interests include the neurobiology of violence, psychopathic, and antisocial behavior; schizotypal personality; brain imaging; psychophysiology; neurochemistry; neuropsychology; and behavioral and molecular genetics.

Additional Details

This is a free event. The host is Michael Friedlander, PhD. For more information, please call 540-526-2013, or send an e-mail.

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