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2009-09-29 00:51:56

A Finnish researcher says several factors, including abuse during childhood, may help predict the risk of violent behavior in men. Study author Dr. Roope Tikkanen, who published his doctoral dissertation on the findings, found severe personality disorders and childhood adversities -- especially childhood maltreatment -- increased the risk of recidivism and mortality in the 242 offenders in the study significantly more than in the 1,210 controls matched by age and place of birth. The...

2009-09-25 09:22:03

In the future, diagnosing severe personality disorders, evaluating the childhood environment, assessing alcohol consumption and the analysis of the MAOA genotype may provide more accurate means for assessing risk among violent offenders, according to the Finnish research carried out jointly at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Central Hospital Psychiatry Centre. "The many negative effects of violence could be alleviated by improving the accuracy of predicting violent...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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