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

12.50               Lunch

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:


We are extremely grateful to the Clark Foundation and the Centre for Scots Law for their financial support for this event.