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Murder in the courtroom : the cognitive neuroscience of violence

Author: Brigitte Vallabhajosula
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume provides a frame of reference in which to consider the effects of cognitive abnormalities on violent behaviour and the impact on legal decision-makers. The book also provides an in-depth discussion of commonly used neuropsychological tests to determine the cognitive ability of a particular individual and an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of neuro-imaging modalities used to assess cognitive  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brigitte Vallabhajosula
ISBN: 9780199995721 0199995729
OCLC Number: 919695493
Notes: Originally published: in ebook format. 2015.
Description: xvi, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Violence, free will, and legal responsibility --
The human brain and cognition --
The basics of neuroimaging --
Neuropsychological assessment --
The etiology and neurobiology of violence --
Violence and the adolescent brain --
The admissibility of scientific evidence --
The issue of evidentiary reliability --
Malingering and its assessment --
Neuroscience and the law --
Linking brain function and behavior --
A cautionary tale.
Series Title: American Psychology-Law Society series.
Responsibility: Brigitte Vallabhajosula.

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Murder in the Courtroom presents a comprehensive and detailed analysis of issues most relevant to answering questions regarding the link between cognitive functioning and violence.  Read more...

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