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Special Issue on ‘Criminal Responsibility and Neuroscience’

Wishart, Hannah/HW and Johnston, Ed (2016) Special Issue on ‘Criminal Responsibility and Neuroscience’. European Journal of Current Legal Studies, 22 (2).

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Over the course of the last decade neuroscience has become interwoven with law; this has become a worldwide phenomenon, owing to advancements in neuro technologies and discoveries. As a result, jurisdictions have sought to integrate neuroscience within criminal justice systems due to the potential and promise of exploring the brain of the defendant and the potential insight to the mentality of the defendant. Various international jurisdictions, most prominently, United States, Canada, India and Australia have used neuroscience in an attempt to influence the minds of policy makers to challenge current legislation and allow the law to be assisted by neuroscientific technology.

Our domestic legal system (England and Wales) is only beginning to consider the implications neuroscience can have on our current legal practices. This subsequently provides academics and legal scholars with the opportunity to explore how neuroscience impacts the law of England and Wales. This will be achieved by presenting arguments that raise interesting ideas about the use of such technology.

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Depositing User: Hannah Wishart


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Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 10:42
Last Modified: 02 May 2023 10:56


Author: Hannah/HW Wishart ORCID iD
Author: Ed Johnston

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Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > School of Law
Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism > Sunderland Law School


Law > Criminal Law

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