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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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The Brain Gets Its Day in Court

Mar. 3, 2016—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/

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

Mar. 1, 2016—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

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Neuroimaging in the Courtroom: A Perspective From the Witness Stand

Feb. 29, 2016—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/

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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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Research Network Announcements & Awards

Jan. 7, 2016—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...

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Fellowship Opportunities at the National Institute of Justice

Dec. 14, 2015—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.

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The EANL Law, New Technologies & Neuroscience Winter School 2016

Dec. 3, 2015—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,...

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Laurence Steinberg on adolescent brain development and legal policy

Dec. 3, 2015—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...

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

Nov. 12, 2015—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...

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