Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

The MacArthur Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is examining multiple effects of modern neuroscience on criminal law and trying to make neuroscience accessible and beneficial to America’s courtrooms. Read more

About this Research Network

This network has received funding from 2007 to the present.

Network Chair

Owen D. Jones
Vanderbilt University
sarah.e.grove@vanderbilt.edu

Network Website

http://www.lawneuro.org/

Research

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Book Maps Possibilities at the Intersection of Law and Neuroscience

A book released by The MacArthur Research Network on Law and Neuroscience is designed to be the definitive reference for judges, lawyers, and students on the intersection of law and neuroscience. Read More 
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Can Neuroscience Aid our Criminal Justice System?

Owen Jones, chair of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience and an expert on behavioral biology and its effect on the criminal justice system, discusses potential role of neuroscience in aiding the criminal ... Read More 

"Delayed Development: 20-Somethings Blame the Brain"

From The Wall Street Journal
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Neuroscience Gains Traction in American Courtrooms

An article co-authored by MacArthur Research Network on Law and Neuroscience chair Owen Jones finds that American court cases involving neuroscientific law doubled between 2006 and 2009. Read More 

"The End of (Discussing) Free Will"

From the Chronicle of Higher Education Read More 

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