Crime Lab On the Knife's Edge: Using Therapy to Address Violence Among Teens
The Hidden Brain / February 21, 2017
By Shankar Vedantam
The fight was over a pair of gym shoes. One teenager faces years in prison. The other — the 15-year-old grandson of Congressman Danny Davis — is dead.
We often hear stories about murders sparked by trivial disputes. And we also hear the same solutions proposed year after year: harsher punishments, more gun control.
But what if science can help us find new solutions? Can understanding how we make decisions help us prevent these tragedies?