Research Network on Law and Neuroscience

PI: Owen Jones (Vanderbilt University, School of Law & Department of Biological Sciences)

Other Collaborators: David Faigman, MA, JD is a member of the Network

Funders: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Project Objective: This project addresses a focused set of closely-related problems at the intersection of neuroscience and criminal justice:  1) determining the law-relevant mental states of defendants and witnesses; 2) assessing a defendant’s capacity for self-regulating his behavior; and  3) assessing whether, and if so how, neuroscientific evidence should be admitted and evaluated in individual cases.

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