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Study: Brain scans can predict which criminals will strike again

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Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Rates of recidivism, criminals committing more crimes after they are released, are always a top concern for prison officials. But now there may be a way to predict which felons might be likely to get arrested after they get out of prison.  

Scientists at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently led a new study on the brain and how it controls impulse and decision-making. We'll speak to neuroscientist Kent Kiehl.

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