Congo Congres

2010: Crime and Punishment

In Januari 2011 the 5th edition of the CONGres conference took place.  In this edition the theme was ‘Crime and Punishment‘.

This conference focused on the nature of socially undesirable behaviour, and the way social groups deal with this behaviour. Although the emphasis lay on the biological basis of socially unacceptable criminal behaviour, we also learned about the role of biological science in solving crimes. We were taken through the development of antisocial behaviour, the evolution of crime and punishment, statistics in law, the genetic basis of violent behaviour and the possible existence and the accompanying ethical implications of a criminal brain. During the parallel sessions we could choose a topic to our liking, ranging from profiling to entomology.