Francis X. Shen

University of Minnesota Law School

Associate Professor

Minneapolis, MN

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (28)

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Battlefield Casualties and Ballot Box Defeat: Did the Bush-Obama Wars Cost Clinton the White House?

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 20 Jun 2017
Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen
Boston University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota Law School
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Trump, inequality, Afghanistan, Iraq, casualties, killed in action, wounded in action, 2016 election, military, military manpower, all volunteer force, foreign policy, public opinion, political science, casualty sensitivity, rural

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Sorting Guilty Minds

New York University Law Review, Vol. 86, 2011
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 24 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 05 May 2014
University of Minnesota Law School, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, Harvard University - Department of Psychology and Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology
Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience
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Mental states, criminal law, Model Penal Code, MPC, empirical, punishment, sentencing, blame, culpability, mens rea, purposeful, knowing, reckless, negligent, responsibility, crime, criminology, retribution, just deserts, blameworthiness, intentionality, law and psychology, juror decision making

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Law and Neuroscience in the United States

INTERNATIONAL NEUROLAW: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS, p. 349, T.M. Spranger, ed., Springer-Verlag, 2012, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 1-5
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2015
Owen D. Jones and Francis X. Shen
Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Law School
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Law and Neuroscience

LAW AND NEUROSCIENCE, (Aspen 2014, Forthcoming), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper 14-12, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-19
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 19 Mar 2014 Last Revised: 27 May 2014
Owen D. Jones, Jeffrey D. Schall and Francis X. Shen
Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology and University of Minnesota Law School
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law and neuroscience, psychology, neurolaw, criminal responsibility, tort liability, evidence, brain, memory, injury, emotion, lie detection, judging, psychopathy, fMRI, EEG, decision making, neuroethics, punishment, sentencing

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Brain Scans as Evidence: Truths, Proofs, Lies, and Lessons

Mercer Law Review, Vol. 62, p. 861, 2011, Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 11-2
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2011
Francis X. Shen and Owen D. Jones
University of Minnesota Law School and Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences
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neurolaw, law and neuroscience, law and the brain, bioscience, neuroscience and law, Daubert, Frye, lie detection, polygraph, brain scans, fMRI, EEG, Semrau, scientific evidence, admissibility

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The Law and Neuroscience Bibliography: Navigating the Emerging Field of Neurolaw

38 International Journal of Legal Information 352 (2010).
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 Jun 2012
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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law and neuroscience, neurolaw, bibliography, criminal responsibility, brain injury, emotions, psychopathy, lie detection, neuroimaging, neuropsychology, forensic, scientific evidence

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Parsing the Behavioral and Brain Mechanisms of Third-Party Punishment

Journal of Neuroscience. Vol. 36, 9420-9434, 2016, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-50, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 17-01
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 26 Jan 2017
Court of Federal Claims - Office of Special Masters, University of Virginia School of Law, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, University of Minnesota Law School, University of California, Irvine School of Law, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences and Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology
Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience
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punishment, crime, neuroscience, mental state, harm, judges, decision making, sentencing, jurors, law and neuroscience, brain, brain imaging, brain scan, neuroimaging, functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, behavioral biology, law and emotion, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology

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Invisible Inequality: The Two Americas of Military Sacrifice

46 Memphis L. Rev. 545 (2016), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-43
Number of pages: 91 Posted: 18 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2016
Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen
Boston University - Department of Political Science and University of Minnesota Law School
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military, inequality, casualties, veterans, mental health, brain health, income inequality, combat, iraq, afghanistan

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The Language of Mens Rea

67 Vanderbilt Law Review 1327 (2014), Vanderbilt Public Law Research Paper No. 14-16, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-29
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 May 2014 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2017
Court of Federal Claims - Office of Special Masters, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University - Department of Psychology
Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Mental states, criminal law, Model Penal Code, MPC, empirical, punishment, sentencing, blame, culpability, mens rea, purposeful, knowing, reckless, negligent, responsibility, crime, criminology, retribution, just deserts, blameworthiness, intentionality, law and psychology, juror decision making

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Neuroscience, Mental Privacy, and the Law

36 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 653-713 (2013), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-33
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 04 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 29 Mar 2014
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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law and neuroscience, neurolaw, mental privacy, lie detection, memory detection, brain, EEG, fMRI

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Decoding Guilty Minds

Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 71, 2018, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2017-59, Vanderbilt Law Research Paper No. 18-10
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 16 Feb 2018
Court of Federal Claims - Office of Special Masters, University of Minnesota Law School, University of Virginia School of Law, Second Judicial District Court Judge, State of Colorado, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences and University of California, Irvine School of Law
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Mental states, criminal law, Model Penal Code, MPC, empirical, punishment, sentencing, blame, culpability, mens rea, purposeful, knowing, reckless, negligent, responsibility, crime, criminology, retribution, just deserts, blameworthiness, intentionality, law and psychology, juror decision making

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How We Still Fail Rape Victims: Reflecting on Responsibility and Legal Reform

Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 11 Mar 2013
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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rape, sexual assault, crime victim, criminal law, rape statute, law and society, social psychology, empirical

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Keeping Up with Neurolaw: What to Know and Where to Look

50 Court Rev. 104 (2014), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 14-49
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 30 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2015
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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law, neuroscience, neurolaw, evidence, criminal, civil, science, psychiatry, psychology

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Law & Neuroscience: What, Why, and Where to Begin

MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience, August 2016
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Jun 2017
Owen D. Jones and Francis X. Shen
Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences and University of Minnesota Law School
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brain, brain imaging, neuroscience, law and neuroscience, neurolaw, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, responsibility, culpability, mens rea, punishment, crime

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Law and Neuroscience: Possibilities for Prosecutors

CDAA Prosecutors Brief, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 17, 2011
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 14 Aug 2012
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
Downloads 269 (112,599)

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law and neuroscience, neurolaw, criminal law, prosecution, crime victims, neuroimaging, fmri, eeg, brain, prosecution

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Law and Neuroscience 2.0

48 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 1043 (2017) (Symposium issue: Evolutionary Analysis in Law)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Mar 2017
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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neurolaw, law and neuroscience, science and law, evidence, criminal law, tort, brain injury, fMRI, brain

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The Overlooked History of Neurolaw

84 Fordham Law Review 667 (2016)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Jan 2017
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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neurolaw, law and neuroscience, history of science, neuroscience, criminal law, brain injury, psychosurgery

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Mind, Body, and the Criminal Law

Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 2036-2175, 2013, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-31
Number of pages: 140 Posted: 07 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2013
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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Law and neuroscience, privacy, mental, physical, brain, bodily injury, mind body problem, criminal law, neurolaw, empirical

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Minority Mens Rea: Racial Bias and Criminal Mental States

68 Hastings Law Journal 1007 (2017)
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 14 Jul 2017
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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mens rea, criminal mental states, race racial bias, neuroscience, law and neuroscience, neurolaw, psychology, jury, juror, decision-making, empirical, experiment

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Neurolegislation: How U.S. Legislators are Using Brain Science

29 Harvard Journal of Law and Technology 495 (2016), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-44
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2016
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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Neurolaw, Law and Neuroscience, Neuroscience, Empirical, Legislation, Public Policy, State Legislature, Political Science

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Race, Ethnicity, and Education Policy

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 05 Aug 2014
Jennifer L. Hochschild and Francis X. Shen
Harvard University and University of Minnesota Law School
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schools, race, ethnicity, education reform, achievement, class, school choice

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The Limited Effect of Electroencephalography Memory Recognition Evidence on Assessments of Defendant Credibility

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2017), lsx005. doi: 10.1093/jlb/lsx005
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
University of Minnesota Law School, Shen Neurolaw Lab, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, School of Law, Students, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Medical School, Department of Neuroscience, Students, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Medical School, Department of Neuroscience, Students, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, School of Law, Students, Mount Holyoke College, Students, Shen Neurolaw Lab and Independent
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Neurolaw, Law and Neuroscience, Brain, EEG, Memory Recognition, Deception, Lie Detection, Evidence, Rule 403, Electroencephalography

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Sentencing Enhancement and the Crime Victim's Brain

46 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 405 (2014)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2017
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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neurolaw, law, neuroscience, crime victim, brain, sentencing, enhancement, punishment, guidelines, criminal law, bodily injury, mental, physical

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How Dangerous are Youth Sports for the Brain? A Review of the Evidence

7 Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law 67 (2018)
Number of pages: 126 Posted: 02 Sep 2018
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Shen Neurolaw Lab, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law and University of Minnesota Law School
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concussion, sports, brain, neurolaw, neuroscience, brain injury, football, hockey, athlete, law and neuroscience

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Neuroscientific Evidence as Instant Replay

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2016), doi:10.1093/jlb/lsw029, Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 16-23
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 19 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2016
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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neurolaw, law and neuroscience, evidence, criminal law, law and psychology, expert testimony

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Are Youth Sports Concussion Statutes Working?

56 Duquesne University Law Review 7 (2018) (Symposium Issue: Athletes, Veterans, and Neuroscience: A Symposium on Traumatic Brain Injury and Law)
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 May 2018
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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neuroscience, law, neurolaw, evidence, brain, traumatic brain injury, concussion, sports concussion, football, concussion statute, brain health, public health, liability

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Community Support for Mayoral Control of Urban School Districts: A Critical Reexamination

44 Education and Urban Society 342-267 (2012), Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-28
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 23 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2014
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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education, urban, mayoral control, mayor, governance, inequality, race, class, school board

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Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence, and the Case Against Solitary Confinement

21 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law 937 (2019)
Number of pages: 81 Posted: 03 Jul 2019
Francis X. Shen
University of Minnesota Law School
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law and neuroscience, brain, solitary confinement, artificial intelligence, criminal justice, mental health, inmates, empirical