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Neuroscience at Trial: Society for Neuroethics Convenes Panel of Front-Line Practitioners
Posted By Amanda Pustilnik On November 20, 2011 @ 12:39 pm In Bioethics,Capital Punishment,Criminal Law,Evidence Law,Health Law,Psychology and Behavior,Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Is psychopathy a birth defect that should exclude a convicted serial killer and rapist from the death penalty? Are the results of fMRI lie-detection tests reliable enough to be admitted in court? And if a giant brain tumor suddenly turns a law-abiding professional into a hypersexual who indiscriminately solicits females from ages 8 to 80, is he criminally responsible for his conduct? These were the questions on the table when the International Neuroethics Society  convened a fascinating panel last week at the Carnegie Institution for Science  last week on the uses of neuroscience evidence in criminal and civil trials.
Moderated and organized by Hank Greely  of Stanford Law School, the panel brought together:
In three upcoming short posts, I will feature the comments of each of these panelists and present for you, dear reader, some of the thornier issues raised by their talks. These cases have been reported on in publications ranging from the Archives of Neurology to USA Today, but Concurring Opinions brings to you, direct and uncensored, the statements of the lawyers and scientists who made these cases happen … Can I say “stay tuned” on a blog?
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URLs in this post:
 International Neuroethics Society: http://www.neuroethicssociety.org/who-are-we
 Carnegie Institution for Science: http://carnegiescience.edu/
 Hank Greely: http://www.law.stanford.edu/directory/profile/27/
 Steven Greenberg: http://www.greenbergcriminaldefense.com/Attorney/
 Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100317/full/464340a.html
 The Chicago Tribune: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-11-06/news/0911050936_1_functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-sentencing-hearing-fmri
 Russell Swerdlow,: http://www.kumc.edu/physiology/Swerdlow.html
 neurology (and three other sciences!): http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/neurology/faculty/russell-swerdlow-md.html
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