Neuroscience and the Law: Brain, Mind, and the Scales of Justice: A Report on an Invitational Meeting Convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Dana Foundation / Edition 74

Neuroscience and the Law: Brain, Mind, and the Scales of Justice: A Report on an Invitational Meeting Convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Dana Foundation / Edition 74

by Brent Garland, Mark S. Frankel
     
 

How can discoveries in neuroscience influence America’s criminal justice system? Neuroscience and the Law examines the growing involvement of neuroscience in legal proceedings and considers how scientific advances challenge our existing concepts of justice. Based on an invitational meeting convened by the Dana Foundation and the American Association

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How can discoveries in neuroscience influence America’s criminal justice system? Neuroscience and the Law examines the growing involvement of neuroscience in legal proceedings and considers how scientific advances challenge our existing concepts of justice. Based on an invitational meeting convened by the Dana Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the book opens with the deliberations of the twenty-six scientists and legal scholars who attended the conference and concludes with the commissioned papers of four distinguished scholars in law and brain research.

Contributors:
Michael S. Gazzaniga
Henry T. Greeley
Laurence Tancredi
Stephen Morse

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932594041
Publisher:
Dana Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
1,372,114
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Pt. INeuroscience and the law : a report
1Framing the issues3
2Monitoring and imaging the brain7
3Modifying the brain25
4Crosscutting legal issues32
5Future directions44
Pt. IICommissioned papers
6Free will in the twenty-first century : a discussion of neuroscience and the law51
7Neuroscience developments and the law71
8Prediction, litigation, privacy, and property : some possible legal and social implications of advances in neuroscience114
9New neuroscience, old problems157

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