ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOB) Law-abiding citizens often struggle to understand why people commit crimes and how some of them can do things so offensive and violent.
Science is showing there are differences in the brains of some offenders, and one University of New Mexico psychologist has been putting prison inmates through MRI scans to see what’s going on inside their heads.
“Even the most hardened inmates – men or women – often go through a period where they’re asking themselves, ‘is there something I could have done differently that would have kept me from being here?’ and we’re trying to help figure out what that is,” says Dr. Kent Kiehl, the UNM psychologist studying the inmates.
He said that’s why thousands of New Mexico inmates have volunteered to have their brains scanned.
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