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Marchant writes ‘Slate’ article on science and violence prevention; to participate in Future Tense D.C. panel
An article by ASU Regents’ Professor
, titled “Should We Screen Kids’ Brains and Genes to ID Future Criminals?,” was published on Wednesday, Oct. 17, in
In the article, Marchant makes the case for identifying and treating people who are genetically predisposed to committing acts of violence and thereby saving victims and perpetrators alike.”We are now reaching a critical juncture where scientific developments in both genetics and neuroscience may soon be able to identify children with a greatly increased risk of engaging in future violent activity,” Marchant wrote.
The article is part of Future Tense, a partnership of
, The New America Foundation and Arizona State University, which explores emerging technologies and their implications for public policy and society.
On Monday, Oct. 22, Marchant will participate in a Future Tense event in Washington, D.C., “My Brain Made me do it,” which will be webcast live on ASUtv from 9-11:15 a.m. He will join a panel, “Not Guilty by Reason of Biology,” with Hank Greely, of Stanford Law School.
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And to read Marchant’s