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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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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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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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New Article: Abnormal Brain Structure in Youth Who Commit Homicide

May. 15, 2014—“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...

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LA Times piece on Brain Scans of Inmates

Jul. 23, 2013—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...

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Neuroscience, Prediction, and Law Podcast

May. 13, 2013—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

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Brain Scans and Criminal Reoffending

Mar. 29, 2013—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...

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The Antisocial Person

Jun. 12, 2011—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...

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MAOA and Criminal Responsibility

Jun. 8, 2011—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...

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Malintent Detection and the Spectre of Pre-Crime

May. 31, 2011—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...

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