The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers
Future criminals revealed at three, says study
The article under the first headline explains the basis like this:
In the study ... researchers led by neuroscientists at Duke University showed that those with the lowest 20% brain health results aged three went on to commit more than 80% of crimes as adults. The research used data from a New Zealand longitudinal study of more than 1,000 people from birth in the early 1970s until they reached 38 years old.
This is more nuanced than the headline but to what extent is the headline justified?
Can we really predict future problems in people by studying their cognitive function as toddlers?