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How Judges weigh Sentencing
Alan visited with Dr. Rene Marois to understand further how judges decide a sentence. Marois and his team at Vanderbilt have been scanning judges to see how they weigh criminal intent…
How the Psychopathic Brain informs about Recidivism
Alan went to the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility with Dr. Kent Kiehl of the University of New Mexico. Kiehl has been scanning inmates with a mobile MRI unit to…
Did his Brain make him Commit his Crime?
When discussing how neuroscience could affect criminal law, one question keeps coming up: Are we in danger of saying "his brain made him do it?" Bea Luna, Marcel Just, and…
Could neuroscience give insight into what a defendant is thinking?
A major question in criminal courts is determining if a defendant has remorse for his crimes. Alan visits with Dr. Marcel Just to understand how neuroscience could give greater insight…
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