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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.

Topics covered in this lesson
  • Definition of NeuroLaw
  • Potential impact of neuroscience on law
  • Objective evidence of mental states
  • 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