Dr. Ronald Schouten - The Almost Effect

Jul 23, 2012

Friday’s shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, has left 12 people dead, 59 injured -- and an entire community in horror.  As the victims face an uncertain future, a rocky road to mental and physical recovery, we are left to make sense of such a random act of violence.

Dr. Ronald Schouten, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, joins us this morning. He is a director of the Law and Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital and currently works on assessing the mental state of criminals.  He is a co-author of the book Almost a Psychopath, which examines the dangers of undiagnosed psychopathic behaviors.