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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy could be very useful in reducing violent crimes.

CBT, in which patients recognize harmful patterns in their lives and learn to disrupt and replace them with healthier ones, is used to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological ills. Recent research suggests it might also be able to cure society of a lot of its crime. In some studies, people receiving CBT were almost half as likely to commit a violent crime.

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