Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

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About this Research Network

Funded from 2007 to the present.

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

Research

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Considering Ethics and Neuroscience in the Justice System

The report addresses the intersection of neuroscience and the legal system and cites 16 works by members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More 
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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