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LCCC Holds Presentation on The Anatomy of Violence - March 28, 2017

published Monday, March 20, 2017
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will present Adrian Raine, a professor in the departments of Criminology, Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, March 28, at 4 p.m. in Room 203-205 of the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center at main campus in Schnecksville, Pa. He will speak on The Anatomy of Violence: The biological roots of crime.
In his work, Dr. Raine weaves together a unique approach to exploring the causes and cures for violent criminal behavior. His work addresses ethical and legal questions that arise as neuroscience dissects the biological roots of crime. With appointments in the School of Arts and Sciences, as well as in the School of Medicine, Dr. Raine works at the intersection of criminology, neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology.
Dr. Raine is president of the Academy of Experimental Criminology and one of the founders of the new field of neurocriminology. He spent four years in two high-security prisons in England working as a prison psychologist. Raine believes in prevention over punishment and rehabilitation over retribution. His 2013 book, The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime, offers a vivid tour of research on the biological origins of violent criminal behavior and shares a number of approaches to prevention.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in experimental psychology from Oxford University in England, and his doctorate in psychology from York University in England. As a professor and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, he engages undergraduate students in his research in Philadelphia on the benefits of enhanced early childhood nutrition, exercise and cognitive stimulation.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, contact Sociology Professor Christine Bowditch at or 610-799-1755.