Born Bad? Violence, Punishment, and the Brain

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Born Bad? Violence, Punishment, and the Brain

October 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join The Franklin Institute and leading experts from the Greater Philadelphia area for a series of six conversations neuroscience and society. These informative and engaging conversations will help you understand how the adolescent brain develops, how stress and our emotions influence decision-making, how addiction affects the brain, and more.

Scientists have been trying to understand the minds of criminals for decades. There is increasing evidence showing a biological basis for violent behavior, but how this knowledge should be used to protect society and what it means in the courtroom are open questions. Tragedies ranging from the streets of Philadelphia to Sandy Hook, CT lead us to wonder—could this behavior be predicted and prevented? Join experts in neurology, criminology, and public health from the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to explore the biological, environmental, and moral issues surrounding these crimes.

$15.00 Non-Members

$10.00 for Members


Adrian Raine, Ph.D.

Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology & Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Susan Rushing, M.D., J.D.

Founder, Holistic Cognitive Consultants LLC and Clinical Associate in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania

Roy Wade Jr., M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow and Clinical Instructor of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 


October 28, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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