Adrian Raine to discuss "Crime, Brain Mechanisms, and Development"

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 30, 2004 – Adrian Raine, of the University of Southern California (USC), will speak on "Crime, Brain Mechanisms, and Development" in a Department of Psychology lecture at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in Pamplin Hall 30 at Virginia Tech.

Raine is the Robert Grandford Wright Professor in psychology and neuroscience at USC. For the past 23 years, his research has focused on the biosocial bases of antisocial and violent behavior in children and adults. He has published three books, including The Psychopathology of Crime: Criminal Behavior as a Clinical Disorder, and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters on related subjects. His research interests include brain imaging, psychophysiology, neurochemistry, antisocial behavior, schizotypal personality, and alcoholism.

Raine received a bachelor’s in experimental psychology from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in psychology from York University in England. He has worked as a prison psychologist, has been a lecturer in behavioral sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at Nottingham University, and has served as director of the Mauritius Joint Child Health project, a longitudinal study of child mental health that constitutes one of his key research projects. He joined the USC psychology department in 1987.

He has received the Young Scientist of the Year Award from the British Psychological Society, a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an Independent Scientist Award from NIMH, and the Joseph Zubin Memorial Award.

For further information about the talk, please call Angela Scarpa at (540) 231-2615 or

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