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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Neuroscience and the law

Nature Reviews Neuroscience
September 2013 Vol 14 No 9

New insights into the neural processes that underlie cognition and behaviour have led to discussions about the relevance of these discoveries for the criminal justice system. Conversely, laws can influence neuroscience, for example, with regard to psychoactive drugs and stem cell research. Nature Reviews Neuroscience presents a series of articles that explore the interaction between neuroscience and the law.

There are three articles at this site are behind paywalls.

The neuroscience of memory: implications for the courtroom
Joyce W. Lacy & Craig E. L. Stark

Effects of Schedule I drug laws on neuroscience research and treatment innovation
David J. Nutt, Leslie A. King & David E. Nichols

The influence of neuroscience on US Supreme Court decisions about adolescents' criminal culpability
Laurence Steinberg

These articles can be found here.
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