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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...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.