Psychology of Crime
Sept, 28, 2012
Week 3, Friday
Outer areas of the brain, relatively recent origin in evolutionary terms
Abstract cognitive functions
Immediately below the cerebral cortex
older brain structures, primal functions.
Chart: subcortex is green
cerebral is yellow and red (the newer part of your brain evolutionary speaking)
link on slides.
Prefrontal Dysfunction Theory
Frontal lobe, specifically pre frontal cortex controls long term planning and temper emotions and their
Criminals exhibit reduced function in the pref