Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and the Criminal Justice System: Introduction

7 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2010  

Deborah W. Denno

Fordham University School of Law

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Denno, Deborah W., Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, and the Criminal Justice System: Introduction. Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Vol. 8, pp. 1-6, 2010; Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1709440. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1709440

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