Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and the Criminal Justice System: Introduction
Deborah W. Denno
Fordham University School of Law
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 8, pp. 1-6, 2010
Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1709440
This introduction discusses a symposium on the linking of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and law. Although the symposium is one of a number of projects on neuroscientific approaches to the legal system that have been organized over the years, readers will see something very different in the articles that follow. The contributions cover a distinctively important niche - a pragmatic focus on the practices of key law enforcement actors, namely the police, prosecutors, and punishers in the criminal justice community. By examining the decision-making of these individuals and groups in real world circumstances, through a range of brain sciences, the symposium’s authors enhance the value that any single scientific discipline can give while also offering proposals that could be implemented immediately.
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Date posted: November 15, 2010