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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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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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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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