So one day I was in the Criminal Justice library at school and picked up a book about neurology and crime. After laughing through most of it, basically, crime is all genetics, no choice or enviornmenta factors. I came to a part that really got me concerned.
It says that crime should be handeled as follows: after the police arrest someone, they do not get a jury trial, rather, they get an evaluation by a psychaitrist and have a treatment plan drawn up. They are then released to the community, and if they committ another offense, then they are locked up.
Okay, for one, you still need a trial to make sure the right person got arrested.
Second, brain chemistry does not explain all crime
Third, handing someone medication and saying your free to go, as long as you take it, doesn't really do much to help protect people.
After reading this, I wished these authors would come give a talk at the school, so I could voice my opinions about their 'research'.
I also almost questioned someone who said GPS implants should be put into sex offenders. Okay, I really don't have a problem with sex offenders, I do have a problem with the slippery slope it will cause, same with parents IMPLANTING chips in children. Attaching a GPS bracelet/backpack thing is different, INVASIVE MEDICAL PROCEDURE that requires SURGERY to remove at 18, much different (not to mention all of the other concerns)