Neuroscientific Evidence in Criminal Cases
*Event organised by University of Aberdeen
In recent years neuroscience has added to our understanding of human behaviour and these developments are likely to impact increasingly upon the criminal justice system. This workshop will provide cross-jurisdictional perspectives on how this type of evidence is treated in the courtroom.
11.00 Registration and Tea/Coffee
11.30 Isla Callander, Elizabeth Shaw and Stephanie Dropuljic, University of Aberdeen, School of Law, “Neuroscience in the Scottish Criminal Courts”
12.10 Lisa Claydon and Paul Catley, The Open University, School of Law, “Neuroscience in the English Criminal Courts”
13.50 Peter Alces, Rita Anne Rollins Professor of Law, William and Mary Law School, “The United States Law of Killing Children”
14.30 John Callender, Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Aberdeen, “Neuroscience and Criminal Punishment”
15.10 Summing Up and Close
Tea and coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
Please advise of any dietary requirements when booking your place.
Attendance is free but capacity is limited.
To register please email Stephanie Dropuljic: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are extremely grateful to the Clark Foundation and the Centre for Scots Law for their financial support for this event.