Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Criminal Justice System Response

Traumatic brain injuries can have prolonged and devastating affects on a person’s life, particularly when these injuries are not diagnosed. It is estimated that more than 400,000 juveniles have an untreated traumatic brain injury (National Institute of Health, 2011), and that an estimated 50% of adult offenders have some form of brain injury (Siegel, 2011). How can our Criminal Justice System respond more effectively to both adult and juvenile offenders who have a traumatic brain injury?

Copy and paste the link to listen to a short podcast on Traumatic Brain Injuries from Inside Higher Ed: http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2014/05/19/traumatic-brain-injuries#sthash.b529E2Uz.dpbs

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