Brain scans could prove offenders are predisposed to violent crime
A leading German neurologist believes he has found an ‘evil patch’ in the brains of violent criminals.
Having spent years analysing the brains of convicted offenders for the German government, Dr Gerhard Roth now claims brain scans of rapists and murderers reveal a dark mass between the two frontal lobes.
Speaking to the Daily Mail Dr Roth said: “We showed these people short films and measured their brain waves…Whenever there were brutal and squalid scenes the subjects showed no emotions. In the areas of the brain where we create compassion and sorrow, nothing happened.”
According to Dr Roth, almost all hardened criminals have “severe shortcomings” in the part of the brain that sits in the lower forehead, leading him to believe that some offenders may have a “genetic predisposition” to violence.
He also believes short-term medical problems in the same area of the brain can lead to criminal behaviour.