Adrian Raine

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Adrian Raine is a British psychologist. He currently holds the chair of Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology & Psychiatry in the Department of Criminology of the School of Arts and Sciences and in the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.[1][2] He is noted for his research on the neurobiological and biosocial causes of antisocial and violent behavior in children and adults.


Raine received his bachelor's degree in experimental psychology from Oxford University in 1977. He received his D.Phil. in psychology from the University of York in 1982. Raine spent four years in two high-security prisons in England working as a prison psychologist.[3] He was appointed lecturer in Behavioural Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry at Nottingham University in 1984 and in 1986 became director of the Mauritius Child Health Project, a continuing longitudinal study of child mental health following a group of 1795 people form Mauritius from the age of three onward.[citation needed] Raine moved to the United States in 1987 to become assistant professor in psychology at the University of Southern California. He was promoted to associate professor in 1990 and became the associate chair of the Psychology Department.[citation needed] In 1994 he was promoted to professor of psychology, and in 1999 was given the endowed chair of Robert G. Wright Professor of Psychology. In 2007, he made the move to serve as Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology & Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.[citation needed] He also serves as the University's fourth Penn Integrates Knowledge professor.[citation needed]

Raine has received the Young Scientist of the Year Award from the British Psychological Society (1980), a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (1993), an Independent Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (1999), the Joseph Zubin Memorial Award (1999), and USC's Associate's Award for Creativity in Research (2003).[citation needed]


  • The Psychopathology of Crime (1993).[4]
  • The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime (2013).[5]


  1. ^ "Teaching Faculty Profiles:Adrian Raine". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "Adrian Raine, Penn's 4th PIK Professor". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Raine, Adrian (May 2013). "Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior is Biological". Fresh Air (Interview). Interview with Terry Gross. National Public Radio WHYY. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
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