Law, Mind and Brain (edited by Michael Freeman)

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Law, Mind and Brain (edited by Michael Freeman)

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Over the past 20 years, cognitive neuroscience has revolutionized our ability to understand the nature of human thought. Working with the understandings of traditional psychology, the new brain science is transforming many disciplines, from economics to literary theory. These developments are now affecting the law and there is an upsurge of interest in the potential of neuroscience to contribute to our understanding of criminal and civil law and our system of justice in general.

The international and interdisciplinary chapters in this volume are written by experts in criminal behaviour, civil law and jurisprudence. They concentrate on the potential of neuroscience to increase our understanding of blame and responsibility in such areas as juveniles and the death penalty, evidence and procedure, neurological enhancement and treatment, property, end-of-life choices, contracting and the effects of words and pictures in law. This collection suggests that legal scholarship and practice will be increasingly enriched by an interdisciplinary study of law, mind and brain and is a valuable addition to the emerging field of neurolaw.

Part of the Medical Law and Ethics series.

Professor Stake's contribution is titled "Just (and Efficient?) Compensation for Governmental Expropriations."

ISBN

9780754670131

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Ashgate

City

Farnham, Surrey, England

Keywords

Law-Psychological aspects, Forensic psychology

Disciplines

Law | Law and Psychology | Medical Jurisprudence

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Full bibliographic details here.

Copies available in the Jerome Hall Law Library, K 346 .L394 2009

Law, Mind and Brain (edited by Michael Freeman)

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