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Palgrave Studies in Law, Neuroscience, and Human Behavior

Neurolaw

Advances in Neuroscience, Justice & Security

Editors: Ligthart, S., van Toor, D., Kooijmans, T., Douglas, Th., Meynen, G. (Eds.)

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  • Provides an overview of the nascent field of Neurolaw
  • Considers the reliability, interpretation, and risk of coercion of neuroscientific technologies within criminal justice
  • Reviews the legal and ethical implications of using neuroscientific technologies in criminal proceedings
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About this book

This edited book provides an in-depth examination of the implications of neuroscience for the criminal justice system. It draws together experts from across law, neuroscience, medicine, psychology, criminology, and ethics, and offers an important contribution to current debates at the intersection of these fields. It examines how neuroscience might contribute to fair and more effective criminal justice systems, and how neuroscientific insights and information can be integrated into criminal law in a way that respects fundamental rights and moral values.

The book’s first part approaches these questions from a legal perspective, followed by ethical accounts in part two. Its authors address a wide range of topics and approaches: some more theoretical, like those regarding the foundations of punishment; others are more practical, like those concerning the use of brain scans in the courtroom. Together, they illustrate the thoroughly interdisciplinary nature of the debate, in which science, law and ethics are closely intertwined. It will appeal in particular to students and scholars of law, neuroscience, criminology, socio-legal studies and philosophy.

Chapter 8 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Sjors Ligthart is PhD candidate in Criminal Law at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Dave van Toor is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Tijs Kooijmans is Professor of Criminal Law at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Thomas Douglas is Professor of Applied Philosophy and Director of Research and Development at the Oxford Uehiro Centre of Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, and Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK.

Gerben Meynen is Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at Utrecht University and Professor of Ethics and Psychiatry at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Possibilities and Limitations of Neuroscience in the Legal Process

    Pages 3-16

    Linden, David E. J.

  • Νeuroscience and Dangerousness Evaluations: The Effect of Neuroscience Evidence on Judges. Findings from a Focus Group Study

    Pages 17-49

    Gkotsi, Georgia Martha

  • The Need for a Partial Defence of Diminished Capacity and the Potential Role of the Cognitive Sciences in Helping Frame That Defence

    Pages 51-75

    Catley, Paul

  • Coercion and Control and Excusing Murder?

    Pages 77-99

    Claydon, Lisa

  • Reading the Sleeping Mind: Empirical and Legal Considerations

    Pages 101-120

    Meijer, Ewout H. (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neurolaw
Book Subtitle
Advances in Neuroscience, Justice & Security
Editors
  • Sjors Ligthart
  • Dave van Toor
  • Tijs Kooijmans
  • Thomas Douglas
  • Gerben Meynen
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Law, Neuroscience, and Human Behavior
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69277-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69277-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69276-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 278
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