Teenage gang members will undergo brain scans in an experiment designed to find out why they are so violent.And what if that proves to be the case? Does that excuse what they do to others?
Scientists from University College London and charity Kids Company will use a 'mobile laboratory' to test 'hoodies' on London streets in an attempt to prove their brains have been scarred by years of abuse and neglect.
I suspect the answer will be 'Yes':
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh developed the theory that children's brains can be damaged by neglect or abuse after interviewing 400 youngsters at the charity.Good luck with that.
She said: 'We need to change the natural argument that these children are morally flawed.
Oh, yeah. And that's (of course) a charity swiftly heading into fakecharity waters, thanks to £12mill from the DCFS...