Adrian Raine

Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology

BA, Experimental Psychology, Oxford University

D.Phil, Psychology, York University

D.Univ, University of York, UK

Office Location: 
McNeil Building, Room 547
Research Interests: 
Psychopathology and Psychotherapy
Specific Research Areas:

Neurobiology of antisocial behavior in children and adults

Research Synopsis:
I study antisocial behavior from neuroscience, developmental, and social perspectives. My laboratory focus on risk and protective factors for childhood conduct disorder, reactive and proactive aggression, adult antisocial personality disorder, homicide, and psychopathy. Our clinical neuroscience research program encompasses adults, adolescents, children, and toddlers, and we have interests in both male and female antisocial behavior. Techniques we use in our research include structural and functional brain imaging, autonomic and central nervous system psychophysiology, neuroendocrinology, neuropsychology, and x-ray fluorescence. We take a biosocial perspective to our investigation of antisocial behavior in which our end-goal is to integrate social, psychological, and environmental processes with neurobiological approaches to better understand antisocial behavior. We are also interested in other clinical disorders including hyperactivity, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, PTSD, and anxiety which are comorbid with antisocial behavior
Dr. Adrian Raine is not presently taking on PhD students.


Selected Publications: 

Raine, A. (2013). The anatomy of violence: The biological roots of crime. New York: Pantheon / Random House; London: Allen Lane / Penguin. Amsterdam: Balans.

Glenn, A.L. and Raine, A. (2014) Neurocriminology: Implications for the punishment, prediction and prevention of criminal behavior. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 15 54-63.

Pardini, D., Raine, A., Erickson, K. and Loeber, R. (2014). Lower amygdala volume is associated with childhood aggression, early psychopathic features and future violence. Biological Psychiatry 75 73-80.

Glenn, A. and Raine, A. (2014). Psychopathy: An Introduction to Biological Findings and Their Implications. New York: New York University Press.

Raine, A., Portnoy, J., Liu, J., Mahoomed, T., and Hibbeln, J. (2015).Reduction in behavior problems with omega-3 supplementation in children aged 8-16 years: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, stratified, parallel-group trial.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 56 509-520

Chen, F.R., Raine, A and Granger, D.A. (2015). Tactics for Modeling Multiple Salivary Analyte Data in Relation to Behavior Problems: Additive, Ratio, and Interaction Effects.  Psychoneuroendocrinology 51 188-200

Choy, O., Raine, A., Portnoy, J., Rudo-Hutt, A., Gao, Y., and Soyfer, L. (2015). The Mediating Role of Heart Rate on the Social Adversity-Antisocial Behavior Relationship: A Social Neurocriminology Perspective. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 52 303-341.

Courses Taught: 

Crim 270: Biosocial Criminology
Crim 670: Violence: A Clinical Neuroscience Perspective


Criminology Graduate Group; Psychology Graduate Group; Department of Psychiatry