Does traumatic brain injury lead to offending behaviour?

Date Commenced:
2010
Project Status
Ongoing
Expected Date of Completion:
Ongoing
Project Supporters

NHMRC Project Grant

Currently recruiting
No
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About the Project

Data-linkage study of exposure to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and subsequent offending behaviour

Rationale

High numbers of prisoners have been exposed to traumatic brain injury.  What is unclear is whether this exposure is linked to subsequent offending behaviour.

Aims

Examine the temporal sequence of exposure to TBI and subsequent offending behaviour.

Design & Method

Data-linkage study using a cohort of TBI exposed and unexposed individuals in Western Australia

Progress/Update

Under analysis

Benefits

Insights into whether TBI is a factor in offending behaviour

Project Members
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Professor and Program Head
Ph +61 2 9385 9257
Other Investigators

A/Professor Peter Schofield; Professor David Preen; Professor Robyn Tate; A/Professor Eva Malacova

Project Collaborators: External

Hunter New England Health

University of Western Australia (School of Public Health)

School of Medicine (Rehabilitation Studies Unit)

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