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When a Prisoner Returns Home With a Brain Injury, Freedom Isn’t So Free

Chuck Coma tried to lie still in his hospital bed. But there was a spasm in his chest, like something inside was fighting to get out. "It says here you had an injury in 2016, and you've been jerking since then. Are there any triggers?" the…

Deadly Force Mindset as Justifiable Defense Questioned

The science of neurobiology and neuropsychology used to defend officers in shooting incidents has been described as arbitrary at best. Many experts contend there simply is not enough peer-reviewed material to substantiate it as an exculpatory…
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A Dangerous Brain: Can Neuroscience Predict How Likely Someone is to Commit Another Crime? – The Marshall Project

In 1978, Thomas Barefoot was convicted of killing a police officer in Texas. During the sentencing phase of his trial, the prosecution called two psychiatrists to testify about Barefoot’s “future dangerousness,” a capital-sentencing requirement…
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Judge in Tyler Hadley Case Issues Ruling Concerning Neuropsychologist Testing – WPTV

A Nineteenth Circuit judge has ruled that the State has the right to obtain specific testing data conducted by a neuropsychologist in the Tyler Hadley case. Hadley is accused of murdering his parents with a hammer when he was 17 years old. Read…
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New Study Links Brain Injuries to “Acquired Sociopathy” – Big Think

A new study from Vanderbilt University has found that brain lesions can increase the risk of criminality. Read more.
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The Intersect Between Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Paraphilias: Ramifications in the Criminal Justice System – Dr. Kim Spence and Dr. Eric Imhof

  In this training, Dr. Eric Imhof, Psy.D., and Dr. Kim Spence, Ph.D., go into depth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Paraphilia. Beginning with an overview of ASD, the presenters will elucidate clinical differences in clients with…