Law and Neuroscience: Current Legal Issues Volume 13

Hardcover | March 10, 2011

EditorMichael Freeman

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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at Univesity College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examineshow the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Neuroscience, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and nueroscience scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines, it addresses the key issues informing current debates.

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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at Univesity College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examineshow the external discipline is conceived in ...

Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College London and is the series editor for Current Legal Issues.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019959984X

ISBN - 13:9780199599844

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Table of Contents

1. M. Freeman: Introduction2. W. Glannon: What Neuroscience can (and cannot) tell us about criminal responsibility3. G-J Lokhorst: Mens Rea, Logic and The Brain4. J. Fischer: Indeterminism and Control: An approach to the problem of luck5. H. T. Greely: Neuroscience and Criminal Responsibility: Proving "Can't Help Himself" as a narrow bar to criminal liability6. N. Vincent: Madness, Badness and Neuro-imagining-based responsibility assessments7. A. L. Roskies and W. Sinnott-Armstrong: Brain Images as Evidence in the Criminal Law8. J. Buckholtz et al: The Neural Correlates of Third-Party Punishment9. L. Claydon: Law, Neuroscience and Criminal Culpability10. T. Y. Blumoff: How (some) Criminals are Made11. D. Terracina: Neuroscience and Penal Law: Ineffectiveness of the penal systems and flawed perception of the underevaluation of behaviour constituting crime12. B. J. Grey: Neuroscience and Emotional Harm in Tort Law: Rethinking the American approach to freestanding emotional distress claims13. J. Carbone: Neuroscience and Ideology: Why science can never supply a complete answer for adolescent immaturity14. T. Maroney: Adolescent Brain Science and Juvenile Justice15. R. MacKenzie and M. Sakel: The Neuroscience of Cruelty as Brain Damage: Legal framings of capacity and ethical issues in the neurorehabilitation of Motor Neurone Disease16. D. Wilkinson and C . Foster: The Carmentis Machine: Legal and ethical issues in the use of neuroimaging to guide treatment withdrawal in newborn infants17. D. Fox: The Right to Silence as Protecting Mental Control18. J. J. Fins: Minds Apart: Severe brain injury, citizenship and civil rights19. A. M. Viens: Reciprocity and Neuroscience in Public Health Law20. C. Boudreau, S Coulson and M. D. McCubbins: Pathways to Persuasion: How neuroscience can inform the study and practice of law21. L. Capraro: The Juridical Rise of Emotions in the Decisional Process of Popular Juries22. D. W. Pfaff: Possible Neural Mechanisms Underlying Ethical Behaviour23. J. D. Duffy: What Hobbes Left Out: The neuroscience of comparison and its implications for a new Commonwealth24. S. Goldberg: Neuroscience and the Free Exercise of Religion25. E. Carceres: Steps toward a Constructivist and Coherentist Theory of Judicial Reasoning in Civil Law Tradition26. M. B. Hoffman: Evolutionary Jurisprudence: The end of the naturalistic fallacy and the beginning of natural reform?27. D. S. Goldberg: The History of Scientific and Clinical Images in Mid-to-Late 19th Century American Legal Culture: Implications for contemporary law and neuroscience28. S. J. Morse: Lost in Translation? An essay on law and neuroscience