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

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.

Posted on April 20, 2016 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Uncategorized


The Brain Gets Its Day in Court

The Atlantic recently published a piece by Greg Miller titled, “The Brain Gets Its Day in Court” which revolves around a “…new study [which] found that the number of judicial opinions referencing neuroscience as evidence more than doubled between 2005 and 2012.” To read this recent article, visit: http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/03/neurolaw-brain-scans-court/471615/

Posted on March 3, 2016 in Around the Web, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Personal injury lawyers turn to neuroscience to back claims of chronic pain

The ABA Journal has run a piece by Kevin Davis titled “Personal injury lawyers turn to neuroscience to back claims of chronic pain.” To read the full article, visit: http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/personal_injury_lawyers_turn_to_neuroscience_to_back_claims_of_chronic_pain

Posted on March 1, 2016 in Around the Web, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: A Perspective From the Witness Stand

Penn Neuroscience & Society Public Talk Series (2015-2016): Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: A Perspective From the Witness Stand Geoffrey K. Aguirre, MD, PhD, Penn Department of Neurology March 3, 2016 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm To learn more, visit: http://neuroethics.upenn.edu/event/neuroimaging-in-the-courtroom-a-perspective-from-the-witness-stand/

Posted on February 29, 2016 in Around the Web, Conferences and Events, Education, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Uncategorized


Neurolaw News

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: …

Posted on January 18, 2016 in Addiction, Adolescents, Around the Web, Books, Calls for Papers, Conferences and Events, Criminal Law, Education, Free Will, Lie Detection, Mental Illness, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Popular Press, Prediction, Psychopathy, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Research Network Announcements & Awards

We are pleased to announce a variety of news items involving Research Network Members as well as Research Network Scholars: Faigman Named Acting Chancellor & Dean of UC Hastings: Research Network Member David L. Faigman, the John F. Digardi Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings, has been appointed Acting Chancellor & Dean of UC…

Posted on January 7, 2016 in Around the Web, Uncategorized


Fellowship Opportunities at the National Institute of Justice

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is looking for doctoral students with innovative research that aims to solve problems faced by criminal justice practitioners. Apply to be part of one of NIJ’s Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) programs. The deadline is December 15. To learn more, click here.

Posted on December 14, 2015 in Around the Web, Calls for Papers, Criminal Law, Education, Uncategorized


The EANL Law, New Technologies & Neuroscience Winter School 2016

The EANL Law, New Technologies & Neuroscience Winter School will take place at the University of Pavia (Italy) from February 15-20, 2016.  Applications are still being accepted. The EANL Law, New Technologies & Neuroscience Winter School is a school open to lawyers, scientists and non-scientists. Basic scientific information is provided on Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Genetics and Robotics,…

Posted on December 3, 2015 in Around the Web, Conferences and Events, Neuroscience, Uncategorized


Laurence Steinberg on adolescent brain development and legal policy

Drawing on findings from a 20-year program of work on adolescent decision making and risk taking, Laurence Steinberg, PhD discussed the United States Supreme Court’s rationale in three cases during the past decade that involved the criminal culpability of juveniles, and the role that scientific evidence about adolescent brain development played in its decisions. He…

Posted on December 3, 2015 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Uncategorized


Five Studies: Why Kids Who Kill Are Getting a Second Chance

Research Network Members BJ Casey, Stephen J. Morse, and Larry Steinberg were all cited in a recent piece run by the Pacific Standard titled, “Five Studies: Why Kids Who Kill Are Getting a Second Chance.” The article outlines the ways in which neuroscience has “helped debunk the superpredator myth—and sway the Supreme Court” and explores ways…

Posted on November 12, 2015 in Adolescents, Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Uncategorized