Neuroscience and Crime: A Special Issue of Neurocase

1st Edition

Hans Markowitsch

Psychology Press
Published September 19, 2008
Reference - 126 Pages
ISBN 9781841698540 - CAT# RU56228
Series: Special Issues of Neurocase


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Until recently jurisprudence largely ignored neuroscientific findings. The advent of sophisticated methodologies in the neurosciences - in particular brain imaging techniques - reduced this unawareness, and findings, pointing to clear and unequivocal relations between brain structure and brain function on the one side and personality dimensions on the other, led to a growing interest of jurisprudence in brain research. The Special Issue is intended to provide an overview over the most recent findings and technological refinements in the field of crime related neuroscientific investigations. It covers genetics, functional brain imaging, mind reading, lie detection, and many other topics.

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