Blaming the Brain: Behavioral Sciences in the Courtroom
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Monday, Nov 11, 2013, 10:00 AM -11:10 AM
N. A. FARAHANY
Law & Philosophy, Genome Sci. & Policy, Duke Univ., Durham, NC
Recent scientific progress has dramatically advanced our understanding of biological, neurological, and environmental contributions to normal and deviant human behavior. This lecture will present the first comprehensive empirical study on the use of biosciences in the United States and other legal systems. Focusing on criminal law and tort law, the lecture will cover the nature of claims being advanced, shifting attitudes toward scientific evidence in the legal system, and future implications for the relationship between law and neuroscience.
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