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Michael Freeman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599844

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599844.001.0001

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Introduction: Law and the Brain

Introduction: Law and the Brain

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(p.1) 1 Introduction: Law and the Brain
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Law and Neuroscience
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Michael Freeman (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599844.003.0001

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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