Monday, June 10, 2013

Could the London attacks have been prevented?

The Times today (Saturday May 25, 2013) in a leader argues the values of brain scans to identify the likelihood of individuals (with a history of criminal activity) to offend again.  This comes in the wake of the recent horrific events in Woolwich, London.   The subtle message is technology is here - why not use it to prevent possible harmful events? Why not indeed! 

Why not use existing knowledge and skills to prevent non communicable diseases and therefore lower extremity wounds?