Law and Neuroscience: Volume 13 - Current Legal Issues (Current Legal Issues v. 13)

Law and Neuroscience: Volume 13 - Current Legal Issues (Current Legal Issues v. 13)

By: Michael Freeman (editor)Hardback

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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at Univesity College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Neuroscience, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the state of law and nueroscience scholarship today. Focussing on the inter-connections between the two disciplines, it addresses the key issues informing current debates.

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Michael Freeman is Professor of English Law at University College London and is the series editor for Current Legal Issues.


1. Introduction ; 2. What Neuroscience can (and cannot) tell us about criminal responsibility ; 3. Mens Rea, Logic and The Brain ; 4. Indeterminism and Control: An approach to the problem of luck ; 5. Neuroscience and Criminal Responsibility: Proving "Can't Help Himself" as a narrow bar to criminal liability ; 6. Madness, Badness and Neuro-imagining-based responsibility assessments ; 7. Brain Images as Evidence in the Criminal Law ; 8. The Neural Correlates of Third-Party Punishment ; 9. Law, Neuroscience and Criminal Culpability ; 10. How (some) Criminals are Made ; 11. Neuroscience and Penal Law: Ineffectiveness of the penal systems and flawed perception of the underevaluation of behaviour constituting crime ; 12. Neuroscience and Emotional Harm in Tort Law: Rethinking the American approach to freestanding emotional distress claims ; 13. Neuroscience and Ideology: Why science can never supply a complete answer for adolescent immaturity ; 14. Adolescent Brain Science and Juvenile Justice ; 15. The Neuroscience of Cruelty as Brain Damage: Legal framings of capacity and ethical issues in the neurorehabilitation of Motor Neurone Disease ; 16. The Carmentis Machine: Legal and ethical issues in the use of neuroimaging to guide treatment withdrawal in newborn infants ; 17. The Right to Silence as Protecting Mental Control ; 18. Minds Apart: Severe brain injury, citizenship and civil rights ; 19. Reciprocity and Neuroscience in Public Health Law ; 20. Pathways to Persuasion: How neuroscience can inform the study and practice of law ; 21. The Juridical Rise of Emotions in the Decisional Process of Popular Juries ; 22. Possible Neural Mechanisms Underlying Ethical Behaviour ; 23. What Hobbes Left Out: The neuroscience of comparison and its implications for a new Commonwealth ; 24. Neuroscience and the Free Exercise of Religion ; 25. Steps toward a Constructivist and Coherentist Theory of Judicial Reasoning in Civil Law Tradition ; 26. Evolutionary Jurisprudence: The end of the naturalistic fallacy and the beginning of natural reform? ; 27. The History of Scientific and Clinical Images in Mid-to-Late 19th Century American Legal Culture: Implications for contemporary law and neuroscience ; 28. Lost in Translation? An essay on law and neuroscience

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  • publication date: 10/02/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780199599844
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 582
  • ID: 9780199599844
  • weight: 1024
  • ISBN10: 019959984X

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