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Even Mild Brain Injuries Can Increase the Risk of Violent Criminal Behavior

Sports injury specialist Doug King has warned that even mild brain injuries can significantly increase the risk of violent criminal behavior. Speaking on Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking Breakfast show, King highlighted the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on cognitive functioning and emotional regulation.

King explained that TBIs can lead to significant changes in behavior and personality, including increased aggression and impulsivity. These changes can persist for years after the initial injury and can contribute to a higher risk of criminal behavior.

The link between TBIs and criminal behavior is a growing area of research, with studies suggesting that up to 50% of people in prison have a history of head injury. King emphasized the need for greater awareness of the potential consequences of even mild head injuries and for appropriate medical care and rehabilitation for people who have experienced TBIs.
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