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?

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21 February 2017