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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Lamparello on Neuroscience and Post-Sentence Civil Confinement

Lamparello adamAdam Lamparello (Indiana Tech Law School) has posted Neuroscience and Post-Sentence Civil Confinement: A Response to Professors Erickson and Goldberg (Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy, Vol. 11, No. 347, 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

Our knowledge of human behavior, particularly when it comes to assessing what a person may do in the future, continues to develop. Neuroscience has provided insight into whether a person is likely to engage in further acts of violence. It is important to proceed cautiously, but to proceed nonetheless, because contemporary efforts to uncover the biological roots of violence have much more promise than their predecessors.

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