Do Criminals Have a Case of the Never-ending Terrible Twos?

Hi, just testing.

Dr. Tremblay, a developmental psychologist at University College Dublin, likens criminals to the toddler who uses physical aggression to get what they want. The criminal is the person who has never learned to use any other resources. Brad Bushman, psychology professor at Ohio State University says that toddlers use physical aggression even more that individuals in violent youth gangs. By the time the violent child gets older, it is often too late to change behavior. In most children violence peaks at 24 months, steadily declines through adolescence, and plummets in adulthood. But what happens to the few that do not follow that pattern and remain aggressive?
David Dobbs, The New York Times 12/16/2013

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