According to ITV, persistently naughty children from primary school upwards and their parents should be given professional support to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour further down the line, experts said.
Their research, launched on Monday, suggests that the brains of people who engage in lifelong antisocial behaviour may be smaller and structured differently to those without such a history.
Essi Viding, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at University College London, said the research raises “really important policy questions” on how to change behaviour before it results in crime.
Support could involve groups for parents of younger children to help them more consistently provide discipline, and work with schools and other agencies when the child is older.
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