I agree, and lots of research now is aimed at the neurological correlates of psychopathy (lack of empathy) rather than fire-setting, etc. As you note, what I have problems with is the distribution of "truths" that have no, or poor, empirical support. The media love quick formulas, but that's not going to get us any closer to intervention and prediction, especially when experts accept these ideas at face value without checking them out.

Katherine