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Article of Interest: The Origins of Cognitive Deficits in Victimized Children

May. 14, 2017—The Origins of Cognitive Deficits in Victimized Children: Implications for Neuroscientists and Clinicians Andrea Danese, M.D., Ph.D., Terrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D., Louise Arseneault, Ph.D., Ben A. Bleiberg, B.S., Perry B. Dinardo, B.A., Stephanie B. Gandelman, B.S., Renate Houts, Ph.D., Antony Ambler, M.Sc., Helen L. Fisher, Ph.D., Richie Poulton, Ph.D., Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D. American Journal of...

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NYT Coverage of Network Research on Young Adult Brains

Apr. 20, 2017—NYT Coverage of Network Research on Young Adult Brains: The New York Times recently ran a piece titled “A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science,” which highlights Network research on young adult brains. To read the piece, click here.

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How Should Justice Policy Treat Young Offenders?

Mar. 1, 2017—Our just-released knowledge brief, How Should Justice Policy Treat Young Offenders?, details the latest research and policy advances related to adolescent and young adult brain development. The justice system in the United States has long recognized that juvenile offenders are not the same as adults, and has tried to incorporate those differences into law and...

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Neurolaw News

Oct. 20, 2016—The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience distributes an e-newsletter, Neurolaw News, which highlights important items of interest for the neurolaw community.  These include notifications of new publications, news of upcoming neurolaw conferences, and the like.  To avoid inbox clutter, distributions occur approximately once every month. To subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: ...

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New York Times Op-Ed: “Don’t Treat Young Adults as Teenagers”

May. 2, 2016—The New York Times recently published an op-ed authored by Laurence Steinberg, Thomas Grisso, Elizabeth S. Scott, and Richard J. Bonnie.  The piece, titled “Don’t Treat Young Adults as Teenagers” addresses the treatment of young adult offenders in the justice system. To read the full op-ed, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/opinion/sunday/dont-treat-young-adults-as-teenagers.html http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/opinion/sunday/dont-treat-young-adults-as-teenagers.html

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Neuroscience is Changing How and When the Criminal Justice System Punishes Young Adults

Apr. 20, 2016—Research Network Members Laurence Steinberg, Elizabeth Scott, and BJ Casey were quoted in a recent Newsweek article on the ways in which neuroscience is influencing criminal justice for young adults.  To read the full article, click here.

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Neurolaw News

Apr. 19, 2016—The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience distributes an e-newsletter, Neurolaw News, which highlights important items of interest for the neurolaw community.  These include notifications of new publications, news of upcoming neurolaw conferences, and the like.  To avoid inbox clutter, distributions occur approximately once every month. To subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: ...

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Poverty, Violence, and the Developing Mind

Mar. 24, 2016—The Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain and Behavior will host a panel event today titled Poverty, Violence, and the Developing Mind. “Concentrated poverty is on the rise, and an increasing number of children are at risk for exposure to severe violence and dangerous living conditions. What are the implications of trauma exposure for healthy...

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When Is an Adolescent an Adult?

Mar. 8, 2016—A team led by Research Network Member BJ Casey recently published an article in Psychological Science titled “When Is an Adolescent an Adult? Assessing Cognitive Control in Emotional and Nonemotional Contexts.” Abstract: An individual is typically considered an adult at age 18, although the age of adulthood varies for different legal and social policies. A...

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Neurolaw News

Jan. 18, 2016—The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience distributes an e-newsletter, Neurolaw News, which highlights important items of interest for the neurolaw community.  These include notifications of new publications, news of upcoming neurolaw conferences, and the like.  To avoid inbox clutter, distributions occur approximately once every month. To subscribe to the newsletter, please visit: ...

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