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The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law

The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law (Paperback)

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New discoveries from neuroscience and behavioral genetics are besieging criminal law. Novel scientific perspectives on criminal behavior could transform the criminal justice system and yet are being introduced in an ad hoc and often ill-conceived manner. Bringing together experts across multiple disciplines, including geneticists, neuroscientists, philosophers, policymakers, and legal scholars, The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law is a comprehensive collection of essays that address the emerging science from behavioral genetics and neuroscience and its developing impact on the criminal justice system. The essays survey how the science is and will likely be used in criminal law and the policy and the ethical issues that arise from its use for criminal law and for society.

LawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsCriminal law & procedureScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesNeurosciences Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc Publication Date: 20/02/2011 ISBN-13: 9780199773305  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nita Farahany is associate professor of law and an associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University Law School. Her teaching and research areas of expertise are law and biology (behavioral genetics, genetics, neuroscience, psychiatry), and law and philosophy (wrongfulness, responsibility and punishment theory).

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