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The Impact of Behavioral Genetics on Criminal Law is essential reading for anyone interested in the ongoing genomics and neuroscience revolution and its implications for criminal law. Building in part on a recent multi-disciplinary conference, this collection of essays offers a comprehensive discussion of the ramifications of behavioral sciences in criminal cases and brings together the leading behavioral geneticists, neuroscientists, philosophers, policymakers, and legal scholars to address the multi-faceted concerns at issue. Together, the essays in this volume discuss the scientific progress and limitations in behavioral science research relating to criminal conduct, and the ethical concerns and practical implications of introducing behavioral science evidence into criminal cases. Included is a detailed discussion of criminal cases in which biological and neurological predisposition testimony has been introduced, the implications for criminal responsibility and punishment, the consequences for DNA databank research, new directions in predictions of future dangerousness, and the concerns for ethnic and racial minorities arising from this research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195340525
ISBN-10: 0195340523
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 165mm x 39mm)
Pages: 540
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 23-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nita Farahany

Nita Farahany is assistant professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School. Her teaching and research areas of expertise are law and biology (behavioral genetics, genetics, neuroscience, psychiatry), and law and philosophy (wrongfulness, responsibility and punishment theory).

Books By Author Nita Farahany

Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law by Nita Farahany

The Impact of Behavioral Sciences on Criminal Law

Paperback, February 2011