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Neurosciences in the civil and criminal justice systems

Difficulty level

This lecture covers how neuroscience could potentially influence the legal/justice system and the ethical implications therein. The lecture was part of the Neuro Day Workshop held by the NeuroSchool of Aix Marseille University.

Topics covered in this lesson
  • Definition of NeuroLaw
  • How neuroscience might influences law:
    • Ojective evidence of mental states
    • Prompt revision of legal rules
    • Supplying new knowledge to fit into existing systems of legal and ethical principles
    • Challenges to fundamental legal concepts
    • Psychological impact of biological explanations in the law
    • Incorporation of interventions into the criminal justice system