Ten Minute Test Could Spot Killers Before They Kill
from the mind-patrol... dept
Here’s one more step towards the thought police. Some researchers have developed a ten minute test that they think can spot psychopaths who have a tendency to become serial killers. The article describes how the test works: by looking at response times to images that may convey conflicting emotions about violence. However, I wonder what happens when someone who has committed no crime takes this test and is determined to be a psychopath. What do you do at that point? Do you lock up someone who has done nothing wrong?