Discussions around the intersection between neuroscience and the law began decades ago. Originally used mostly in death penalty cases, the role of neuroscience has extended to cases involving drugs, assault, burglary, child abuse, rape, fraud, theft, and kidnapping. Neuroscience has also begun to play an increasingly important role in making policy, particularly where the law is unclear or ambiguous.
In March 2018, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine organized a workshop in order to explore the current uses of neuroscience and bring stakeholders from neuroscience and legal societies together in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Participants worked together to advance an understanding of neurotechnologies that could impact the legal system and the state of readiness to consider these technologies and where appropriate, to integrate them into the legal system. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Table of Contents
|1 Introduction and Background||1-8|
|2 Use of Neurotechnologies and Neuroscience in Legal Settings: Case Studies||9-24|
|3 Looking into the Future: Novel Uses of Emerging Neurotechnologies with Potential Legal Applications||25-30|
|4 Developing a Framework for Use of Evidence from Emerging Neurotechnologies||31-40|
|5 Moving Forward: Potential Next Steps||41-44|
|Appendix A References||45-50|
|Appendix B Workshop Agenda||51-56|
|Appendix C Registered Attendees||57-66|
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