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Introduction: Law and the Brain

Michael Freeman

in Law and Neuroscience

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599844
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725227 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599844.003.0001

Series: Current Legal Issues

Introduction: Law and the Brain

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This introductory chapter discusses the development of neuroscience and its impact on the law. It details how increasing knowledge about the links between brain functioning and behavioural dysfunction has prompted defence lawyers to use this information as evidence in arguing their case. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: law; neuroscience; brain functioning; behavioural dysfunction

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Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law

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