Criminal Offenders: Early Childhood Indicators, Screening, and Interventions


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What causes a person to engage in criminal activity? Although the answer to this question is complex, research shows neurological, biological, psychological, and social links which form the key to treatment and prevention. Learn crucial empirical insights and interventions that YOU can use as a therapist to recognize these links and provide world-changing and transformational treatment and prevention.

Several prenatal and postnatal neurobiopsychosocial factors can contribute to problematic, challenging, and concerning behaviors across the lifespan. This is especially the case when professionals lack awareness and understanding of these topics and the impacted individual has not received proper support and services. This training will examine several of these factors, including their influence on internalizing symptomology, and externalizing behavioral problems, and criminality. Participants will also learn about screening and intervention options through a neurobiopsychosocial lens.

Other related topics discussed during this training will include adverse childhood experience, attachment disorders, empathy deficits, environmental toxins, executive dysfunction, frontal lobe dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, household dysfunction, amygdala dysfunction, lower socioeconomic status, maternal‐fetal attachment problems, neighborhood and community dysfunction, neurotransmitter dysfunction, poverty, pregnancy and childbirth complications, prenatal drug and alcohol exposure, reduced access to green and blue space, rejection, self‐regulation deficits, sensation seeking, sensory processing issues, structural and functional brain abnormalities, temperament, toxic stress, and traumatic brain injury among others. Empirically based research findings will be highlighted throughout this training.


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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Learn and discuss common problematic behaviors and other related concepts.

b). Learn and understand the causes and consequences of behavioral problems through a prenatal and postnatal neurobiopsychosocial lens.

c). Describe appropriate screening and intervention options through a prenatal and postnatal neurobiopsychosocial lens.

d). Learn and explain the implications these topics have on criminal justice and forensic mental health settings.

e). Learn and apply empirically based research findings associated with the topic of prenatal and postnatal factors that can contribute to ciminal or violent behavior.


Target Audience:

Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS

Material Author(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consultation services to a number of caregivers, professionals, and organizations pertaining to topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), confabulation, suggestibility, trauma and other life adversities, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and youth firesetting. Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Neuropsychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod has also conducted over 200 workshops, webinars, and on-demand trainings for various organizations and professional and student audiences. In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology from San Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, Jerrod is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuroscience and the Law from Michigan State University. Jerrod has published several articles and book chapters, and recently, co-edited the book Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2018) with Erv Weinkauf. Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs. Email:

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