The Economist recently published a piece on “How teenage brains are different” which addresses the question of culpability in the on-going Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial. To access the article, visit: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2015/03/economist-explains-15?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/ee/howteenagebrainsaredifferent
Francis X. Shen & Dena M. Gromet, Red States, Blue States, and Brain States: Issue
Framing, Partisanship, and the Future of Neurolaw in the United States,
658 The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 86 (2015).
This recent publication is a deliverable from the Law and Neuroscience Project (2007-2011), the precursor project to the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. The article itself can be accessed at: http://ann.sagepub.com/content/658/1/86
Additionally, a related Washington Post blog entry can be accessed here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/02/25/neuroscience-is-coming-to-the-law-can-we-keep-politics-out-of-it/
As well as a general press release here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150224143114.htm
The Coalition for Public Safety: Nation’s Largest Coalition Aimed at Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform
The Coalition for Public Safety has recently issued a press release announcing the formation of a “new coalition of the nation’s most prominent conservative and progressive organizations…to pursue an aggressive criminal justice reform effort.”
The Coalition is being funded by a variety of supporters including Laura and John Arnold, Koch Industries, Inc., the Ford Foundation, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
To read the entire press release, visit: http://2s7urjgj9be4a0k0x1ye6t6i.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/CPS-Launch-Release.pdf
To learn more about the Coalition for Public Safety, visit: http://www.coalitionforpublicsafety.org/
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has recently announced that it will invest $75 million over five years in an attempt to reduce the number of people in the country’s jails.
MacArthur’s president Julia Stasch stated: “Jails too often serve as warehouses for those too poor to post bail, nonviolent offenders, or people with mental illness.”
To read more about this announcement, visit: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/11/us-usa-jail-charity-idUSKBN0LF0NS20150211
The cousebook Law and Neuroscience, authored by Owen D. Jones, Jeffrey D. Schall, and Francis X. Shen, has been reviewed by Hon. Andre Davis in the Spring 2015 edition of The SciTech Lawyer and by Rita R. Handrich in the November 2014 edition of The Jury Expert.
To read these reviews, visit:
To read additional reviews and commentary on Law and Neuroscience, visit: http://www.psy.vanderbilt.edu/courses/neurolaw/?page_id=474
A recent article titled “Psychopathic violent offenders’ brains can’t understand punishment: MRI-scans reveal abnormalities in many areas of the brain” discusses the findings in an fMRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood.
To read the article, visit: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/uom-pvo012215.php
Sarah Gregory, R James Blair, Dominic ffytche, Andrew Simmons, Veena Kumari, Sheilagh Hodgins, Nigel Blackwood. Punishment and psychopathy: a case-control functional MRI investigation of reinforcement learning in violent antisocial personality disordered men. The Lancet Psychiatry, 2015; 2 (2): 153 DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00071-6
The New York Times recently published an article addressing topics around brain injury and the NFL, titled “To Allay Fears, N.F.L. Huddles With Mothers.”
The piece quotes brain injury lawyer Michael Kaplen, and can be accessed here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/sports/football/nfl-tries-to-reassure-mothers-as-polls-and-studies-rattle-them.html
Research Network Members Laurence Steinberg and Owen Jones were quoted in a recent article about the potential use of neuroscientific evidence in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.
To read the piece, visit: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/01/08/the-teenage-brain-of-the-boston-bomber
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Forbes recently ran a piece titled “Will Brain Scanning Help Me Beat A Speeding Ticket?” which highlights the work and mission of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.
To read the entire article, visit: http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertszczerba/2014/12/02/will-brain-scanning-help-me-beat-a-speeding-ticket/