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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health concern: the estimated global lifetime prevalence is 3.49%

In Ontario, Canada, there were 1.7  new cases of TBI per 1000 population in 2010/11, an increase of more than 20% since 2004/05.

Traumatic brain injury may result in long-term disability and is a major cause of death and disability.

The impacts of TBI are broad and diverse and may include behavioural changes and cognitive impairment.

Potential behavioural consequences of TBI, such as aggression and impulsivity, could increase propensity for involvement with criminal justice.

Some meta-analyses have shown that the lifetime prevalence of TBI is high among those in correctional facilities and may be substantially higher than the general population.

This finding has also been reported in Canada. Four longitudinal studies examined the association between TBI and criminal justice involvement and focused on criminality and violent crime. All suggested an association between TBI and criminal justice involvement, although results were not always significant.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 2:36 pm and is filed under Publisher's Page.