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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 October 20, 2016 in Addiction, Adolescents, Around the Web, Books, Calls for Papers, Conferences and Events, Criminal Law, Education, Lie Detection, Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Prediction, Psychopathy, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, 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 April 19, 2016 in Addiction, Adolescents, 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


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


New Article: Abnormal Brain Structure in Youth Who Commit Homicide

“Abnormal brain structure in youth who commit homicide” by Cope L.M., Ermer E., Gaudet L.M., Steele V.R., Eckhardt A.L., Arbabshirani M.R., Caldwell M.F., Calhoun V.D., Kiehl K.A., was recently accepted for publication in NeuroImage: Clinical.  The forthcoming article discusses results from their recent study which found differences in the brains of incarcerated youth who committed…

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Adolescents, Neuroimaging, Prediction, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


LA Times piece on Brain Scans of Inmates

Michael Haederle of the Los Angeles Times recently published a piece entitled, “Brain scans of inmates turn up possible link to risks of reoffending.”  The article quotes Research Network on Law and Neuroscience Director Owen Jones and concerns, in part, work by Dr. Kent Kiehl and colleagues which was funded by the Law and Neuroscience Project and…

Posted on July 23, 2013 in Criminal Law, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw in the News, Prediction, Uncategorized


Neuroscience, Prediction, and Law Podcast

The New York Academy of Sciences recently interviewed Professors Kent Kiehl and Owen Jones for a Science & the City Podcast on “Neuroscience, Prediction, and Law.”  The podcast discussed “the developing role of neuroscience in the legal system” and focused on the recent PNAS publication, Neuroprediction of Future Rearrest. To access this podcast, visit: http://www.nyas.org/Publications/Media/PodcastDetail.aspx?cid=dfd68831-93bc-4288-af30-1686f7d9e44d

Posted on May 13, 2013 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Prediction, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Brain Scans and Criminal Reoffending

Nature and Wired both recently published news stories about a forthcoming study, supported in part by the Law and Neuroscience Project, on Neuroprediction of Future Rearrest in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper’s abstract states: “Identification of factors that predict recurrent antisocial behavior is integral to the social sciences, criminal justice…

Posted on March 29, 2013 in Around the Web, Criminal Law, Neuroimaging, Prediction, Uncategorized


The Antisocial Person

The Annals of General Psychiatry has a nice review piece entitled, "The 'antisocial' person: an insight in to biology, classification and current evidence on treatment." Abstract Background: This review analyses and summarises the recent advances in understanding the neurobiology of violence and empathy, taxonomical issues on defining personality disorders characterised by disregard for social norms, evidence for efficacy…

Posted on June 12, 2011 in Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Prediction, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


MAOA and Criminal Responsibility

Matthew Baum has a new piece in Neuroethics entitled, "The MAOA Predisposition to Impulsive Violence: Is it Relevant to Criminal Trials?"   Here is the abstract: In Italy, a judge reduced the sentence of a defendant by 1 year in response to evidence for a genetic predisposition to violence. The best characterized of these genetic differences, those in the monoamine…

Posted on June 8, 2011 in Mental Illness, Moral and Legal Responsibility, Neuroethics, Neurolaw, Neuroscience, Prediction, Recent Neurolaw-related Papers, Uncategorized


Malintent Detection and the Spectre of Pre-Crime

Nature News has a recent piece on developing technologies for detecting "malintent."  Here is an excerpt: "Planning a sojourn in the northeastern United States? You could soon be taking part in a novel security programme that can supposedly 'sense' whether you are planning to commit a crime. Future Attribute Screening Technology (FAST), a US Department…

Posted on May 31, 2011 in Neuroethics, Neuroimaging, Neurolaw, Neurolaw in the News, Neuroscience, Popular Press, Prediction, Uncategorized