Researchers Want to Find Biomarkers for Violent Criminals. But What About White-Collar Offenders?
Done right, this research could help us vet those vying for the most powerful, and therefore potentially most dangerous, positions in society. Back in 2000, a man known only as Mr. Oft began to grapple with an unwanted realization: He was becoming a pedophile. In fact, it wasn’t long before he was charged with child molestation. But the day before his prison sentence, his head felt like it was about to burst, and a few brain scans later, an egg-size tumor was found burrowing through his brain.