A Primer on Criminal Law and Neuroscience: A contribution of the Law and Neuroscience Project…

Hardcover | August 21, 2013

EditorStephen J. Morse, Adina L. Roskies

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As a result, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation decided to support a three-year multidisciplinary initiative, The Law and Neuroscience Project, that created teams (termed "research networks") of lawyers, neuroscientists and philosophers to explore the appropriate conceptualrelation of neuroscience and law and to engage in empirical investigations that would demonstrate the specific relevance of neuroscience to law. Although there was a substantial range of opinion among Project participants about the potential relevance of neuroscience to criminal law, it became apparent that a basic primer or handbook that set forth a statement of the relation as the authors understand it at present would be enormouslyhelpful to practicing lawyers, judges, and legal policy makers as they increasingly were confronted with claims based on neuroscience information. The goal is to provide accurate information and to clarify the basic questions that will inevitable arise so that the criminal law can avoid confusionand mistakes based on inadequate understanding.

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As a result, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation decided to support a three-year multidisciplinary initiative, The Law and Neuroscience Project, that created teams (termed "research networks") of lawyers, neuroscientists and philosophers to explore the appropriate conceptualrelation of neuroscience and law and to engage i...

Stephen J. Morse, J.D., Ph.D., is the Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law, Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry, and Associate Director of the Center for Neuroscience and Society, University of Pennsylvania. Adina L. Roskies, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth University, and has a Ph.D. in Neuroscie...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 21, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsOwen D. Jones: ForewordStephen J. Morse and Adina L. Roskies: PrefaceStephen J. Morse: Introduction1. Annabelle M. Belcher and Adina L. Roskies: Neuroscience Basics2. Adina L. Roskies: Brain Imaging Techniques3. Adina L. Roskies: Other Neuroscientific Techniques4. David L. Faigman: Admissibility of Neuroscientific Expert Testimony5. Henry T. (Hank) Greely: Neuroscience, Mind-Reading and the Law6. Stephen J. Morse and William T. Newsome: Criminal Responsibility, Criminal Competence and Criminal Law Prediction7. Barry C. Feld, B.J. Casey and Yasmin L. Hurd: Adolescent Culpability and Competence: Implications of Neuroscience for Criminal Justice Adjudication8. Douglas Husak and Emily Murphy: The Relevance of the Neuroscience of Addiction to the Criminal Law9. Stephen J. Morse and Adina L. Roskies: The Future of Law and NeuroscienceGlossaryIndex