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Can Science Help Predict Violent Behavior?

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Can Science Help Predict Violent Behavior?

Can Science Help Predict Violent Behavior?

Can Science Help Predict Violent Behavior?

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The week began with 32 people killed at Virginia Tech, and also marks the anniversaries of the shootings at Columbine and the bombing in Oklahoma City. Two psychologists discuss whether knowing more about the people who commit these acts can help prevent future violence.

Guest:

J. Reid Meloy, forensic psychologist, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego

Frank Ochberg, clinical professor of psychiatry at Michigan State University

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