Forensic psychiatry and neurolaw: Description, developments, and debates

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Abstract

Neuroscience produces a wealth of data on the relationship between brain and behavior, including criminal behavior. The research field studying the possible and actual impact of neuroscience on the law and legal practices, is called neurolaw. It is a new and rapidly developing domain of interdisciplinary research. Since forensic psychiatryhas to do with both neuroscience and the law, neurolaw is of specific relevance for this psychiatric specialty. In this contribution, I will discuss three main research areas in neurolaw – revision, assessment, and intervention – and explore their relevance for forensic psychiatry. I will identify some valuable opportunities as well as some notable challenges – both technical and ethical – for forensic psychiatry regarding neurolaw developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Volume2018
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Apr 2018

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